The fashion world is celebrating diversity: models that divert from the outdated ideas of conventional beauty are very popular. Melanie Gaydos is among the new faces leading the charge. She is 28-year-old and ‘unique’ due to her rare genetic disorder called ectodermal dysplasia, which has prevented her teeth, pores, nails, cartilage and bones from developing.
Gaydos refuses to wear dental implants or a wig because she is “more comfortable with myself how I am”.
Melanie has more than 121,000 followers on Instagram, says that social media has provided ‘a diary or platform for people to really express themselves however they may like’