Models That Prove There Are No Beauty Standards Anymore


One of the most beautiful qualities a person can have is confidence. And supermodels know very well about this reality. Let’s take Armine Harutyunyan, for instance. She believed in herself and she became the very first Armenian model ever to walk for Gucci, despite the fact that people questioned her unorthodox look.

1. Ellia Sophia

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Born as Ellia Sophia Coggins, Ellia Sophia certainly stands out due to her unusual beauty. She reminds you of the glamorous time of a long-gone Hollywood era with her big wide eyes and tiny puffy lips, but she certainly knows how to highlight her best qualities. With multiple editorials and runway appearances, Ellia is a well-established model. She was one of the models for the 2019 beauty campaign for Gucci.

2. Jacalyn “Jacky” O’Shaughnessy

This silver-haired beauty reveals that to make it in this industry, you don’t have to be 20 years old. Age is really just a number for Jacky O’Shaughnessy and she has rocked some of the world’s most successful catwalks. Jacky is also an actor, in addition to modeling.

3. Bera Ivanishvili

Bera Ivanishvili, or simply Bera, is a singer and model from Georgia. He is not violating the ideals of beauty, indicating that he has accepted his albinism and is proud of who he is. He is not the only albino in the family, and with his brother, Tsotne, who looks like a carbon copy of him, Bera also does photoshoots.

4. Katya Zharkova

Katya Zharkova has shown all the women in the world that they too have… A product may be a model. Katya is a plus-size model and actress from Belarus. She accepts her figure with great confidence and she is a true promotor of the average body, breaking down the myth of models wanting to be a size 0.

5. Deborah Moreno

Deborah Moreno is a Dutch model and her skin condition, vitiligo, did not hinder her from getting a good modeling career. She is brave, elegant, and optimistic, and she encourages other women, whatever it may be, to accept their beauty.

6. Melody Mikél

This American model shows the world that freckles are natural and beautiful in equal measure. She has built an impressive career and she is a great inspiration to everyone who shares her characteristics.

7. Nathan Westling

A well-established American fashion model, Nathan Westling, formerly known and born as Natalie Westling, has featured in shows for major brands such as Marc Jacobs, Prada, Christian Dior, Chanel, and Vera Wang. He came out openly as a transgender man in 2019 and he is undoubtedly an inspirational role model for anyone who struggles with their identity.

8. Reshma Qureshi

For all the females who share her story, Reshma Qureshi is a true inspiration. In 2016, she walked the catwalk at New York Fashion Week and her self-confidence is uplifting people across the globe. This Indian model is also an anti-acid activist and a vlogger, possessing a clear voice and raising awareness of cases like hers.