Mod­els for whom an un­usual char­ac­ter­is­tic de­fined their suc­cess

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Amer­i­can Jil­lian Mer­cado, who has mus­cu­lar dys­tro­phy and uses a wheel­chair, has mod­elled for Diesel jeans.

Bri­tish model Moffy, who suf­fers from stra­bis­mus — or crossed eyes — was signed by Storm Mod­els af­ter ap­pear­ing on the cover of Pop mag­a­zine.

For­mer US Ma­rine and Pur­ple Heart re­cip­i­ent Alex Min­sky, who lost his right leg in a road­side ex­plo­sion in Afghanistan, has be­come an in­ter­net sen­sa­tion af­ter be­ing “dis­cov­ered” by a fash­ion pho­tog­ra­pher.

Casey Le­gler’s sharp cheek­bones helped her get signed up by the Ford mod­el­ling agency’s men’s di­vi­sion, where she mod­els only men’s cloth­ing.

I was re­jected and got lousy rea­sons. One agency said I can’t com­pete with their girls, the other one said I would never get booked un­less I cov­ered my birth­mark Khoty Dithebe Model

Pic­ture: Getty Im­ages

Alex Min­sky, US Ma­rine cor­po­ral turned model.

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