11 Models With Physical Imperfections Who Are Still Sparkling With Beauty


When it comes to choosing models, the fashion industry is known for its stringent laws, because they are the ones that are the personification of perfection. As an average individual though, each model has its own physical imperfections. Sometimes, they try to conceal anything they feel insecure with.

1. Cara Delevingne

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The famous British model is suffering from psoriasis. During periods of excessive stress or hard work the disease usually gets worse. Psoriasis isn’t infectious but when making physical contact, Cara had to deal with people who declined to touch her or used gloves. Psoriasis, she claims, has made her hate her own body.

2. Lara Stone

The Dutch model ‘s distinguishing attribute is the large gap between her front teeth. Lare doesn’t seem to care at all about it though. Her shoe size of 4.5 is the biggest challenge in her work as a model and she fears to lose her shoes while on a runway.

3. Elle Macpherson

A popular Australian model nicknamed “The Body” has a 7-foot shoe size that is very natural with almost 6-foot height. Her “well-wishers,” however, think not just her shoe size, but her feet provides a wonderful subject for a discussion. Elle doesn’t seem to like covering her feet in videos. She really enjoys sharing photos where her feet are clearly visible and in focus.

4. Laura O’Grady

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Laura O’Grady is one of the most popular, modern models. For many years her large ears influenced designers and photographers all over the world. She admitted that with her appearance she did not feel confident but the fashion industry made her appreciate the way she looked. But her latest pictures don’t seem to prove that’s real.

5. Iman

Some claim the neck of a person will show his or her age. It’s difficult to believe though that Iman is 63 years old. It was her long neck and large forehead that really fascinated famous photographer Peter Beard and made the 18 y.o. later on. Famous Nairobi graduate.

6. Kristy Hinze


Kristy Hinze has a very big nose by fashion world standards. Yet, when she made it to Australian Vogue ‘s cover as the youngest model, this facial characteristic did not stand in her way. She has signed a contract with Sports Illustrated, participated in promotional shoots from Victoria’s Secret collection and started a career as a television host.

7. Naomi Campbell

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The iconic Black Panther had to combat traction alopecia many years ago — hair loss caused by the use of extensions, very tight hairdos, and afro braids. Today, her hair’s health looks much healthier but the model admits that it’s not shocking that other people in the fashion industry are using fake hair; if she has to wear that, it’s just her own company.

8. Chrystal Copland

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The negative impacts of the model ‘s lifestyle can be reflected in foot and leg issues. Chrystal Copland, an Australian model, revealed that some runway shows look like exquisite tortures. Wearing high-heeled shoes which don’t often match her height also leads to several bruises emerging.

9. Joanna Krupa


The American model of Polish descent has a congenital defect — polymastia (a disorder that exceeds natural breast counts). Joanna Krupa covered this feature effectively, and her bikini photoshoots aren’t an issue for the model.

10. Padma Lakshmi

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The arm of Padma Lakshmi is clearly marked with a scar. When she was a teenager, she had it and had into a terrible car crash. The Padma also wears dresses that are sleeveless and does not even attempt to conceal this physical imperfection. Neither do photographers retouch it in their photos?

11. Breanne Rice

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Just recently Breanne Rice told the world she is suffering from vitiligo. The model has long been using unique makeup to conceal even her family’s skin disorder. Building on her self-esteem took her 10 years and talking freely about her problem.

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