Her name is Melanie Gaydos, she's a brave woman who faced the fashion industry and won.

This American is just 28 years old. She has a genetic disorder called ectodermal dysplasia, from which she suffers from the day she was born. This rare genetic condition prevents teeth, nails, pores, cartilage and bones from developing. Despite being stigmatized all her life by her appearance, she decided that her illness was not going to limit her and four years ago she raised as a model.

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Wombat34
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3 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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3 years ago

Love the creativity with this composition

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Sherri Gage
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3 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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3 years ago

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

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Réka
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3 years ago

wow, she looks like a sculpture :o

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Bambi
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3 years ago

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

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Amanda Clouatre
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3 years ago

❤️

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Michel M. Prins
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3 years ago

Amazing work on the effects

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Rogue Angel
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3 years ago

Stunning.

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Rogue Angel
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3 years ago

She looks like she's made from porcelain.

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Amoina Katsky
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3 years ago

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

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Hope Floats
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3 years ago

Beautiful photo and stunning figure!

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Pi...
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3 years ago

I love this!

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Sheila Stamey
Community Member
3 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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3 years ago

truly astounding beauty by far my favorite

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Helen K
Community Member
3 years ago

many beautiful shots what beauty this young lady has

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Rogue Angel
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3 years ago

She'd be a great baddie in the movies.

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Rogue Angel
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3 years ago

Haunting.

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Cathy Binder
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3 years ago

i love this one!

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Valerie Anne
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3 years ago

This photo is stunning!

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Ali_M
Community Member
3 years ago

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

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Rogue Angel
Community Member
3 years ago

Very cool.! Very punk rock.

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Rogue Angel
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3 years ago

Elizabeth I...

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Rogue Angel
Community Member
3 years ago

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

Aaron Little
Community Member
3 years ago

Wow, like a diver looking through a porthole of the Titanic

Nancy A Clark
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3 years ago

This would make an amazing book cover!

Astrid Astra Indricane
Community Member
3 years ago

amazing

Linda Brown
Community Member
3 years ago

So hauntingly beautiful

Helen K
Community Member
3 years ago

Mirror Mirror :)

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Claire Von Hirdler
Community Member
3 years ago

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

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Eric Malabanan
Community Member
3 years ago

She has a very classical look

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