Melanie Gaydos is challenging the fashion industry and highlighting the importance of diversity in it. She was born with ectodermal dysplasia — an umbrella term for a series of rare genetic disorders that affects the development of skin, hair, and nails. Despite being bullied for her appearance when younger, this didn’t stop her from becoming a famous model and landing a variety of different gigs. 

Appearing in a Rammstein music video helped Melanie to garner wider attention and the offers kept coming in after that. Her unique appearance lends itself perfectly to more avant-garde clothing and high fashion styles. However, she's refused to be boxed in as an alternative model and she's also walked in multiple New York Fashion Week shows.

This collection of creative photography captures Melanie in stirring fantasy scenes and different editorial shots. Some may find her look disturbing — a stigma that Melanie has faced her entire life. However, others will appreciate her unconventional beauty and recognize her incredible work as both a fashion model and an inspiring role model. 

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Meet Melanie Gaydos, The Model Who Broke All Fashion Stereotypes

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Wombat34
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Gee I'm so pleased this young lady is featuring in such beautiful photos

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Meet Melanie Gaydos, The Model Who Broke All Fashion Stereotypes

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varwenea
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Love the creativity with this composition

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Meet Melanie Gaydos, The Model Who Broke All Fashion Stereotypes

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Sherri Gage
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Good for her. We're too stuck on.physical beauty. She's showing that there are many types of beauty, beyond the stereotypes.

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Michel M. Prins
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Looks like an amazing baroque or steampunk image! Great shot! :D

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Réka
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

wow, she looks like a sculpture :o

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Meet Melanie Gaydos, The Model Who Broke All Fashion Stereotypes

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Amoina Katsky
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Best one so far! Not only the picture, but also she, is a work of art here.

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Sheila Stamey
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This young lady is a goddess. Absolutely wonderful. They say you can tell art, not by the way it make you feel, but that it does make you feel. I am awestruck by this entire series.

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Meet Melanie Gaydos, The Model Who Broke All Fashion Stereotypes

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Helen K
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

many beautiful shots what beauty this young lady has

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Meet Melanie Gaydos, The Model Who Broke All Fashion Stereotypes

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Ali_M
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

How many of us would bare ourselves to public scrutiny! She is beauty!

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Meet Melanie Gaydos, The Model Who Broke All Fashion Stereotypes

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Rogue Angel
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Oh wow.! That's haunting... like she's trapped on a sunken ship.

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Meet Melanie Gaydos, The Model Who Broke All Fashion Stereotypes

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Claire Von Hirdler
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

i think this one is my favorite. casual with natural beauty.

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