They Changed the Standards of Beauty

By on August 23, 2015

To quote BBCs Sherlock: Uh, beauty is a construct based entirely on childhood impressions, influences and role models. These standards change from generation to generations, but for the past couple of years the media has been pushing the same standard of beauty on everyone runway models, Victorias secret models. Those standards exclude a lot of people, and misrepresent the society. It only hurts the young generation. So lets celebrate all kinds of beauty. Here are some of the heroes who dared to challenge the standards of beauty and prove that everyone is beautiful in their own way.

1. Winnie Harlow (born Chantelle Brown-Young)1. Winnie Harlow (born Chantelle Brown-Young)Winnie Harlow is a famous Canadian model that has managed to turn her disease into a profitable career that made her world famous. She was diagnosed with vitiligo when she was four and had quite a hard time fitting in at school. Her classmates teased her because of her patchy skin and called her all sorts of horrible names. In the end she decided to drop out of highschool. After that Winnie decided to accept the fact that she looks different and see it as a positive thing. Her fame came to her after she became a contestant at the Americas Next Top Model. She was eliminated quite a few times and ended up not winning the contest but she became very popular with the public and gathered quite a big following. In 2014 she got a job modeling for Desigual, which became a big professional break for her.

2. Andrej Pejic2. Andrej PejicAndrei Pejic is a famous transgender Australian model whose androgynous looks made it possible to model both as a man and a woman. A lot of magazines labeled Andjei as an androgynous, while she said she lives in between genders. Andjei was scouted at the age of 17, while working at McDonalds. Since then Andjei walked both male and female runways for Jean-Paul Gaultier, Marc Jacobs, Michalsky, modeled bridal dresses for Rosa Clara and many other fashion shows. In 2014 Andjei had a sex reassignment surgery and intends to live her life as a transgender woman. One of her biggest accomplishments is that shes been the first openly transgender woman to appear in Vogue.

3. Tess Holliday3. Tess HollidayTess in an American plus size model. Her career as a model was kickstarted when she created the #effyourbeautystandarts movement on Instagram back in 2013. Since then she has been named one of the top plus-sized models by Vogue Italia, Refinery29 and The Huffington Post. Shes been recently signed by Milk Model Management. That makes her the biggest plus-sized model signed by a mainstream modeling agency. Tess describes herself as a +Size Model, body positive activist and a feminist. Her legacy is to show that everyone is beautiful, not matter the size. This lady is a successful model, makeup artist and blogger. She managed to turn her hobbies into a career and is living the dream!