When we hear the word beauty, we think about how someone looks on the outside instead of what they look like on the inside. It’s just not right. In today’s society, we are taught to see the wrong thing and I think that it’s time that it changes. Today, I am going to tell you about three beautiful women who know what true beauty really is.
Meet Diandra Forrest. She is better known as being the first female African American albino model and actress. Diandra is one of the first models with albinism to ever be signed to a major modelling agency. She has been seen featured in multiple magazines and on many runways in fashion shows. Forrest found that she had albinism at the age of nine. Being born into a family of five, she often felt out of place because only she and her younger brother had this condition. There were people from her neighborhood, at her school, and even random people on trains that would ask her other family members if she was adopted. She and her brother both prove that it isn’t easy to have albinism because of the way people act towards them. Although she has been bullied in the past and is still talked about because of the color of her skin and hair, she has learned to be confident in herself and love the way that she is. She wants to become a role model for other people with albinism. Diandra has always wanted to make ‘Big Brother’/ ‘Big Sister’ program that would allow her to be able to mentor younger children with albinism because she didn’t get the chance to have one. She wants to make sure that other albino’s like her are made to feel like they are beautiful just like everybody else is. She wants them to know that they are not alone and that being different is what makes them beautiful.
“Sometimes people are beautiful, not in looks. Just in the way they are.” ~Unknown
If you haven’t already met her, meet the beautiful 23 year-old Bridgit Mendler. Born Bridgit Claire Mendler on December 18, 1992 in Washington, D.C., she is known all around the world for being an actress, singer, and songwriter. This star has been active since 2004 at the age of 12 when she had a role in the animated film ‘The Legend of Buddha’. After that one movie role, Mendler shot to fame. As the years went by, she gained other roles including ‘Alice Upside Down’, The Clique’, and ‘Wizards of Waverly Place’. She eventually became a singer and started her own TV show called ‘Good Luck Charlie’ where she played the lead actress Teddy Duncan and made videos to teach her little sister lessons on life. Bridgit also had a movie called ‘Lemonade Mouth’ where she proved herself to be an awesome role model and teach others to stand up for themselves and what they believe in. Mendler once said “I think the fear when writing a song is always that the outside world won’t think it’s as awesome as you do.
That’s the scary part about progressing through releasing the song, and also the fun part in sharing it with other people. Sharing that experience with all of these people, it goes from being something that’s very much for me and for the other writers who wrote with me, into being something that’s for everybody else. That’s what performing is.” She goes on to say “You’re giving it to everyone else. I think that it’s really cool and it’s also super trippy, because you’d never think this thing that you created in a small room with four other people would be something you’d get to share with so many people.”
“The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched, they must be felt with the heart.” ~Hellen Keller
This gorgeous, 5ft 8’, brown hair, and green eyed beauty is Moffy. She suffers from strabismus. Most people would think that she is just an ordinary young woman with crossed eyes, but she is more than that; Moffy isn’t just one of the many unique people in this world, she is a beautiful accomplished model for the fashion industry. Her debut photoshoot for Pop magazine showed Moffy sporting an England football shirt while going make-up less. People might think that her crossed eyes are a disadvantage, but they don’t even begin to know how much her eyes have done for her. She received her first modeling job with Pop magazine when their photographer, Tyrone LeBon, chose Moffy as his model for the magazine. “We chose to shoot her because we had recently shot with other models and wanted a change,” says Tyrone. “Moffy had never been photographed for a magazine and it’s always exciting to work with someone where there is uncertainty about how it might work out.” Since then, she has been signed with Storm Models and is on her way to making it big as an amazing well known model that shows that anybody can be beautiful.
“Beauty isn’t about having a beautiful face. It is about having a pretty mind, a pretty heart, and most importantly, a beautiful soul.” ~Unknown
These three beautiful ladies want to teach other people how to love and believe in themselves. Moffy having crossed eyes didn’t stop her from being able to love herself. It gave her the chance of a lifetime, to become a model and she absolutely loving it. Bridgit’s beautiful spirit and amazing attitude played a major role in both her music and acting careers and she is so grateful for where she is now. Diandra has come a long way since she was bullied at a younger age. Although she had a hard time fitting in as a child, she has found out how to love herself and is working on helping others with albinism love themselves too. You should always love yourself no matter how different you are. You are beautiful.