African-American model with albinism redefines inclusion in modelling

In India, people with discoloured skin or suffering from vitiligo or albinism are most of the times not seen as 'normal' and are discriminated and treated differently by others.

Albinism is a genetic disorder that causes one’s skin, hair, or eyes to have little or no color because of a lack of melanin.

Here is the story of Diandra Forrest, an African-American model and actress and the first female model with albinism to be signed by a major modelling agency.

Since her launch in the modelling world, Diandra has appeared on the cover of Ebony magazine, featured in a Beyoncé music video in 2013 and also walked the New York Fashion Week last year.

Today, she is one of the five faces of Wet n Wild’s new Breaking Beauty campaign, which promotes inclusion.

Infact, Diandra is the first model with albinism who has more than a lakh followers on Instagram.

She is inspiring people in the modelling industry and society in general to change the attitudes towards women with albinism or any disorder.

Diandra is a great example of how one finds happiness by being and accepting themselves as they are.

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