It’s 2019 and beauty standards and stereotypes shouldn’t exist anymore! Amirite or amirite? To make this dream come true, there are some strong women who are proving the fact that beauty can not have one single definition. Beauty is not what society decides, as everyone is beautiful in their own unique way. Check out these 5 inspiring and truly badass women who are redefining traditional beauty standards.

1. Winnie Harlow

Chantelle Brown-Young AKA Winnie Harlow is a model who has gained a lot of attention and fan following ever since she was a part of America’s Next Top Model. She has a skin condition called vitiligo, which causes the depigmentation of certain parts of the skin. Winnie was bullied throughout her childhood due to her skin condition and had to keep changing schools because of it. Now, she constantly creates awareness about vitiligo and has been featured in several music videos and magazines. Winnie is definitely a proof that models don’t always have to fit a traditional beauty standard.

2. Ashley Graham

Ashely Graham is a plus-size supermodel who is inspiring women all over the world with her zealous spirit. She is an advocate for body positivity and often shares pictures on Instagram that show off her cellulite. Ashely has been on the cover of Vogue, Elle and Harper’s Bazaar. She has inspired women all over the world to love their bodies and to embrace their curves. You don’t have to be a size zero to be beautiful!

3. Rain Dove

Rain Dove is an androgynous model and activist. Dove has worked as a male as well as a female model. Rain Dove also prefers to be addressed in non-gendered pronouns such as ‘they’. They have inspired non-binary people everywhere and has proved that beauty has nothing to do with gender.

4. Carmen Dell’Orefice

Carmen Dell’Orefice is an icon in the modelling and fashion industry and is famously known as the oldest model in the world. She is currently 87 years old and is still killing it. She has been featured in many famous magazines such as Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar and has worked as an actress as well. Her beauty and work ethic is a testament to the fact that age is just a number.

5. Slick Woods

Simone Thompson, also known as Slick Woods is a model who has worked for Marc Jacobs, Moschino and Calvin Klein. She is famously known for her distinct features such as her gap tooth and bald head. Slick was recently made to be one of the faces of Fenty Beauty, which is Rihanna‘s makeup brand. She has inspired several women with her quirky and distinct features and continues to be a role model for people everywhere.
We hope that this will inspire you to be more confident in yourself and to love yourself for who you are.
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