Diandra Forrest is the first model with Albinism to become the face of a major campaign.
Last week, Wet n Wild Cosmetics announced that Diandra Forrest is one one of the faces of their Breaking Beauty camapaign. You already know that I’m a huge fan of the Wet n Wild Cosmetics Catsuit Lispticks (read my latest review HERE), so seeing this latest campaign is only making me love the brand even more.
According to Refinery 29,
Forrest is one of the five faces of Wet n Wild’s new Breaking Beauty campaign, which celebrates inclusivity and aims to focus the limelight on physical characteristics we’ve been trained to cover up, disguise, or distract from. She’s the first model with albinism to land a major beauty campaign, and she appears alongside such luminaries as Valentijn de Hingh, a transgender model, DJ, and writer, and Mama Cāx, a cancer survivor and amputee activist
But she didn’t wake up like this. When she was a young girl, she was met with fierce criticism from someone who should have been encouraging her:
I had a modeling coach when I was 14 or 15. He was so mean, [and would say things] like, ‘You’re too odd, you will never be a model,’ she said to Refinery29.
But she dusted off the haters and kept it pushing:
I got signed to a big modeling agency my first time around. That was really exciting for me, because I wasn’t sure about everything. When agencies showed interest, it made me feel good. That coach was wrong. Agencies were very receptive, and clients were interested.’
While there is still work to be done, models like Diandra prove that barriers are meant to be broken. While you’re here, check out these twin girls who, like Diandra, have Albanism, but are breaking down barriers in the modeling industry in Brazil. Read about them HERE.
Oh, and be sure to keep up with Diandra via her Instagram account HERE.
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