- Woman becomes first albino to front major beauty campaign
- She was bullied and told by her own coach that she will never be model
- But she has defied all odds to become one of the most celebrated albino models globally
When Diandra Forrest was growing up, she was bullied and despised because of her skin condition. But her mum always told her that she was the most beautiful girl in the world. That gave her hope and later inspired her to join modeling.
However, her troubles did not end. The bulling and belittling continued even as she pursued her childhood dream of becoming a world class model.
“I had a modeling coach when I was about 15. But he was so mean. He told me I will never be a model because I was too odd,” Diandra, now a mother-of-one, told Refinery29.
Despite the blatant discouragement by her coach, Diandra continued to pursue her dream. Her mother’s unwavering support kept her going strong.
Fast-forward, Diandra becomes the first ever albino model to front a major beauty campaign.
In between her long modeling career, she has made it to Beyoncé music video , front cover of Ebony magazine, and cat-walked in last year’s New York Fashion Week.
Diandra has also become a source of inspiration to many people, including her fellow albinos, their friends and relatives.
As of today, she has 136,000 active followers on Instagram.
Meet the first model with albinism to front a major beauty campaign