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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Wombat34
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4 years ago

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

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varwenea
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4 years ago

Love the creativity with this composition

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Sherri Gage
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4 years ago

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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4 years ago

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

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Réka
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4 years ago

wow, she looks like a sculpture :o

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Bambi
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4 years ago

Wow! Legs for days...........

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Amanda Clouatre
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4 years ago

❤️

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Michel M. Prins
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4 years ago

Amazing work on the effects

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Rogue Angel
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4 years ago

Stunning.

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Rogue Angel
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4 years ago

She looks like she's made from porcelain.

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Amoina Katsky
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4 years ago

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

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Kerry Pye
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4 years ago

Her figure is amazing

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Pi...
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4 years ago

I love this!

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Sheila Stamey
Community Member
4 years ago

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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Linda Hardbarger
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4 years ago

truly astounding beauty by far my favorite

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Helen K
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4 years ago

many beautiful shots what beauty this young lady has

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Rogue Angel
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4 years ago

She'd be a great baddie in the movies.

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Rogue Angel
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4 years ago

Haunting.

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Cathy Binder
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4 years ago

i love this one!

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Valerie Anne
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4 years ago

This photo is stunning!

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Ali_M
Community Member
4 years ago

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

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Rogue Angel
Community Member
4 years ago

Very cool.! Very punk rock.

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Rogue Angel
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4 years ago

Elizabeth I...

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Rogue Angel
Community Member
4 years ago

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

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Claire Von Hirdler
Community Member
4 years ago

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

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Eric Malabanan
Community Member
4 years ago

She has a very classical look

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