It’s easy to look at a model, typically someone who is drop dead gorgeous, and assume that they have had an easy life, and that they got to where they are with ease. That is not always the case though, as many models struggle with things like eating disorders, pressures from society, and much more. There are even some models who have lived their whole lives, including their modelling career, with chronic disabilities or diseases. The ten models in this list are stunning examples of people who were handed a bad hand in life, and still made the best of it!

Jillian Mercado

Jillian Mercado has modeled for companies like Diesel and Nordstrom. She has muscular dystrophy and has been in a wheelchair since the age of twelve. She is proof that beauty knows no bounds!


Diandra Forrest

Diandra Forrest is a high-profile African-American model who is also Albino, which means she has very pale skin and naturally blonde hair. Her appearances are very shocking to many, but she is absolutely stunning.

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