This Model With a Rare Genetic Disorder Is Taking The Fashion Industry By The Horns

A rare genetic disorder didn't stop this model from breaking into the fashion industry and going viral at the same time.

Posted on: June 13, 2017

This Model With a Rare Genetic Disorder Is Taking The Fashion Industry By The Horns

Imagine living with a genetic condition that causes your teeth, nails, pores, cartilage and bones to be underdeveloped? It sounds like hell on Earth, but 28-year-old Melanie Gaydos isn’t sitting around and crying about it. Instead, she’s taking the fashion industry head on by becoming the most incredible model ever. Now, this is how you change beauty standards! 

STUNNING BEYOND WORDS

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Some of the images taken like this one can be disturbing for some, but that’s exactly what the photographer was looking for. At the same time, it’s a stunning creation. Melanie proves birth defects can turn you into one confident ball of talent!

SHE’S LIKE A PORCELAIN DOLL

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Blame it on the ectodermal dysplasia, which Melanie has had since birth, but she has a killer jawline many of us would love to have. Just look at the fierceness and elegance. It’s so perfect along with that 80s modelesque style.

CYBERPUNK IN A DRESS

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Putting the G in “You Go Girl”, Melanie can turn into anything she wants by using her image to embody mythical creatures. She can totally rock the whole steampunk meets cyberpunk look. There’s no doubt that Melanie is an artistic person, and these pictures of her are absolutely magical. 

OH, LADY LIBERTY

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She’s like an immortalized sculpture, so why isn’t she in a museum? Her confidence and unique style is transferred in every image, and we’re just left without words! That crown… that dress… we simply love this shot. Eat your heart out, Tim Burton!

THE LIVING MANNEQUIN

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The fashion world is totally obsessing over her, and with good reason! She can certainly vogue, make love to the camera, pose for her life, and strut her stuff, all while changing the face of the industry. At times, you forget she’s suffering from such a debilitating disorder because the girl can rock it, and she seems to enjoy creating art with her body!

WHAT SERIOUS BEAUTY IS ALL ABOUT

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Melanie is serving face, body, and style, and in the process, making us fashionably faint at this gorgeous sight. And yes, this is editorial modeling perfection!

BEE YOURSELF

Bee Yourself The Human Gallery NYC

If Melanie has proven anything is that it’s totally okay to be yourself, because there’s a queen bee in all of us just dying to come out. This piece, thanks with a little Photoshop magic makes every modeling agency buzz around this newcomer. 

WHAT A CANVAS

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Her beauty comes second only to her amazing courage, her confidence, and of course, her talent. It’s the definition of “working it.”

SHE’S VERY MEMORABLE

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One look at her and you’ll never be able to forget her because there’s something ethereal and lovely about how she looks. She’ll certainly haunt you, but in a good way.

SHE’S AU NATURALE

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There aren’t many people out there that would bare themselves to public scrutiny, but she’s not only baring herself to us, but her soul as well, which is what makes Melanie such a remarkable model and a great find on the fashion industry. It’s time things change, because simple and traditional is oh so yawns boring!