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This 3ft 4in Model Is Breaking All Stereotypes In The Fashion Industry
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This 3ft 4in Model Is Breaking All Stereotypes In The Fashion Industry

Dru Presta, 21, is set to change the fashion industry. This beautiful girl was born with a form of dwarfism and is 3 feet 4 inches (around 1 meter) tall, but that does not stop her from following her dreams of a photo model and inspiring people along the way.

From a very young age, Dru was bullied because of her condition, achondroplasia. Dru is the only person in her family with dwarfism, so there were not many people in her hometown of Reno, Nevada, that were able to understand what she was going through. However, all the mean words did not stop the beautiful woman; they made her stronger instead.

She moved to LA and started modeling to break the boundaries of the fashion industry beauty standards and inspire other people with similar conditions to follow their dreams.

“I want everybody in the fashion world just to be accepted. I want anybody to be able to walk that runway just like any fashion model would – whether you see them rolling down the runway in your wheelchair or on crutches.”

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Dru Presta, 21, is set to change the fashion industry

This girl was born with a form of dwarfism and is 3 feet 4 inches (around 1 meter) tall

From a very young age, Dru was bullied because of her condition, achondroplasia

Dru is the only person in her family with dwarfism

And there were not many people in her hometown of Reno, Nevada, that were able to understand what she was going through

However all the mean words did not stop Dru, they made her stronger instead

She moved to LA and started modeling to break the boundaries of the fashion industry

She also strives to inspire other people with similar conditions to follow their dreams

“I want everybody in the fashion world just to be accepted” sais Dru

“I want anybody to be able to walk that runway just like anybody else – whether you see them rolling down the runway in your wheelchair or on crutches”

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Stille20
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4 years ago

I think like with "plus sized" models, the real challenge is that designers tend to design for a specific body type... but she makes everything she's wearing look good. She's killin' it.

Meowton Mewsk
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4 years ago

I think that’s fallacious thinking and here’s why: more than half of American women are overweight, and that’s putting it lightly. Yet the models for the clothes people buy are all like in the bottom 10% of weight. Most models are skinny AF, which works out fine because bigger people still buy the clothes. She’s just a model. She can still model clothing for taller people. Most of us don’t buy size zero clothing. But we see size zero models on the runway and still go buy those fashions. Seeing a cool top on a tiny person doesn’t make a taller person want it less. I’d wear some of the outfits she displayed. It’s about the clothes, not the model. Plus sized models are marketing clothes for plus sized women, which is a separate challenge. But this tiny model could just market clothes to average height women. I don’t think she’s asking designers to open a new market of tiny outfits. She just wants to be let on the runway.

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Kara Witham
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4 years ago

Confidence is always attractive, and she seems to ooze it.

Monia Monika
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4 years ago

I'd like to be her friend.

Gayle Bynum Cardosa
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4 years ago

What makes you say you'd want to be her friend? I'm genuinely curious as to why you would say that. You know nothing about her.

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Stille20
Community Member
4 years ago

I think like with "plus sized" models, the real challenge is that designers tend to design for a specific body type... but she makes everything she's wearing look good. She's killin' it.

Meowton Mewsk
Community Member
4 years ago

I think that’s fallacious thinking and here’s why: more than half of American women are overweight, and that’s putting it lightly. Yet the models for the clothes people buy are all like in the bottom 10% of weight. Most models are skinny AF, which works out fine because bigger people still buy the clothes. She’s just a model. She can still model clothing for taller people. Most of us don’t buy size zero clothing. But we see size zero models on the runway and still go buy those fashions. Seeing a cool top on a tiny person doesn’t make a taller person want it less. I’d wear some of the outfits she displayed. It’s about the clothes, not the model. Plus sized models are marketing clothes for plus sized women, which is a separate challenge. But this tiny model could just market clothes to average height women. I don’t think she’s asking designers to open a new market of tiny outfits. She just wants to be let on the runway.

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Kara Witham
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4 years ago

Confidence is always attractive, and she seems to ooze it.

Monia Monika
Community Member
4 years ago

I'd like to be her friend.

Gayle Bynum Cardosa
Community Member
4 years ago

What makes you say you'd want to be her friend? I'm genuinely curious as to why you would say that. You know nothing about her.

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