1. Maeva Giani Marshall
Maeva Giani Marshall is a French-American model known for her unique, freckled looks. Though her freckled face is uniquely beautiful, it is the result of some harrowing circumstances. She always had freckles on her face, but soon it all changed when she had a stroke at the age of 20. The medicine for her illness caused a severe allergic reaction. As a result, her face suffered from the effects of second-degree burns.
Instead of hiding her face and falling into the pits of depression, this strong woman embraced her new look. She showed the world how to make lemonade when life gives you lemons. It didn't take long for a major modeling agency to sign her.
From being called a Cat lookalike to a reminiscent of Avatar's Na'vi, Tsunaina is a beautiful angel that can hypnotize you with her looks. She is from Kowloon, Hong Kong. And guess who discovered her? Well, legendary make-up artist Pat McGrath first found her and now she has appeared in campaigns for big names such as Christian Dior, ASAI, Harpers Bazaar, and King Kong magazine
She considers herself more than a storyteller than a model. In an interview, she said, “People usually know me from modeling but, most days, I make music. Most days I am just imagining things then making them real, musically and visually. I try to find a perfect place between the things I grew up with and the new things I am learning."
3. Paola Antonini
Paola Antonini France Costa, also known as just Paola Antonini, is blessed with attractive looks and a charismatic personality. Born in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Paola had been modeling by 2014 and had a highly impressive loyal online following. Unfortunately, she was hit by a car that Christmas. Although the doctors tried their best, they couldn't save her leg and it had to be amputated.
This courageous girl didn't stop pursuing her career even after facing great adversity. With a prosthetic leg, she not only continued her modeling career but also completed a degree in journalism. With over 2.6 million followers, she has been a source of inspiration for people from all over the world. She is indeed an iron lady!
4. Brielle Anyea
Brielle Aneya first started as an aspiring actress and then her move from the home town of Baltimore to Los Angeles created new opportunities for her. In Los Angeles, she started to work in modeling and it turned out to be a career-defining decision.
Overall, Brielle has accomplished a lot in her life. "Working with major brands that normally do not represent the plus-size African American community. It has been a blessing to help bring awareness and opportunity. I love my community and will continue to serve until we are given more chances to equally succeed," she said.
5. Maria Oz
With strikingly large eyes, it is almost impossible not to notice Maria Oz. She knows it as well that her eyes are the first thing people notice about her. That explains why her eyes have played a big role in her online presence. However, Maria has more to offer than just her big, beautiful eyes. She is also a talented visual artist.
Her Instagram account is filled with wacky, exciting pieces. We highly recommend you to check her unique world that she has created over the years.
6. Julia Vins
Julia Vins is from Saratov, Russia, and is a competitive bodybuilder and powerlifter. She has become quite popular over the years due to her muscular physique. Don't let her cute looks fool you as she has an impressive body which has made reporters give her the name "Muscle Barbie."
"At the moment I am a two-time world champion and winner of world records in the squat, bench press and deadlift, according to AWPC. But I don't attempt to ‘collect' medals of all competitions. I just prepare thoroughly for the two starts each year and show everyone what I've got," she said.
7. Kati Garceau
The hypnotizing eyes of this New York native are just too attractive to ignore. Once you look into her striking green eyes, it’s hard to stop looking at them.
She is a dog lover, an enthusiastic photographer, and has a big loyal fan following on Instagram. She is certainly someone to look out for in the future.
8. Jeremy Meeks
Here is an incredible story of Jeremy Meeks who became famous in some really unusual circumstances. He was serving a two-year stint in prison when his mug shot went viral. With a troubled past, Meeks was a gang member. So, when he was apprehended, the L.A. Police Department posted his mug shot on their Facebook account. In a matter of no time, the mug shot went viral and everyone started calling him the "hot felon."
Believe it or not, he was still in prison when he signed the modeling contract. Thanks to several campaigns for his early release, he was released sooner. Today, he has over 1.6 million followers on Instagram and his following is growing with time.
9. Ava & Leah Clements
These twins became an internet sensation short after their mother uploaded their photos on social media. Today, they are hailed as "the most beautiful twins in the world." They have a big modeling contract and over a million Instagram followers at such as young age.
They are little girls with big dreams. They have already worked for big brands, such as Disney, Nike, Target, and Mattel. They have also featured in Harpers Bazaar Brazil. They are certainly on the path to achieving more success in the future.
10. Kseniya Rain
Kseniya Rain belongs from Moscow, Russia, and is an artist and illustrator with amazing talents. She poses from her own portraits and woos everyone with her beautiful looks.
Her unique looks and artistic talents combined to help her get over 500k followers on Instagram. Although she mostly publishes art, she sometimes does promote products and brands.
Fans of X-Men series may think of her as Storm from the comic books, but you'll be surprised to know that she has taken this look after taking inspiration from the Japanese anime series, Jormingand.
She is known only by her nickname "Bee" because people find it too difficult to pronounce her real name. With over 441k followers on Instagram, this beautiful influencer is taking the world by "storm."
12. Lauren Lunde
Lauren Lunde was only five-year-old when she started acting and modeling. In 2012, she got a call from the Korean television show Hello Baby. Since then, she has appeared with several K-Pop mega groups, such as 2PM and B1A4.
She is also a talented artist, singer, and artist. Apart from acting, she also loves to take art classes. It goes without saying that she's got a super bright future ahead of her.
13. Sierra Isaac
In 2013, Sierra Isaac started to post her photos on various social media accounts. She didn't know back then that she'd have a dedicated following in the coming years.
Now, she has over 80k followers on Instagram. Her Instagram account has amazing snippets of her life and modeling career. You should certainly follow her account for posts on makeup, beauty, and fashion tutorials.
14. Netta Barzilai
It was 2018's Eurovision when Netta Barzilai represented her country, Israel, and broke through international fame. She is a super talented singer and looping artist, she not only made it to the Eurovision song content (which is a big deal), she also won it.
By doing it, she became the fourth Israeli in history to win the international contest. Ever since gaining international fame, she has tried her best to use it for the best purpose. In fact, she is now known as something of a body positivity icon in Israel. She has been bullied in her childhood, but she has remained brave and is a shining star for women all over the world.
15. Nyakim Gatwech
Nyakim Gatwech is a successful model and an inspiring figure for all women out there. She's a native of Minnesota and has extremely dark skin.
While referring to her South Sudanese descent, she wrote in a post, “My chocolate is elegant. So is what I represent…A nation of warriors.” She wrote in another post, “Black is bold, black is beautiful, black is gold… Don’t let American standards damage your African soul."
16. Sarah McDaniel
Sarah McDaniel is already an attractive person with engaging looks, there is another thing that elevates her beauty. Yes, it is her heterochromia, a rare genetic condition in which a person's irises take on different colors.
In her career so far, she has magazine work and she has also featured in music videos, which include G-Eazy's "Some Kind of Drug" and Mark Ronson's "Summer Breaking / Daffodils."
17. Aliia Nasyrova
The most remarkable thing about Aliia is her long hair. And no, she didn't play the role of Rapunzel in Tangled. Believe it or not, she has been dedicatedly growing her hair for the past 20 years. In an interview with Barcroft News, she said, “I started to grow my hair because since childhood I liked long hair very much. And I was always attracted by long hair heroines from fairy tales."
As of now, she has over seven-feet-long hair. All girls out there can understand and appreciate Aliia's efforts as it is not easy to grow such long hair and also maintain them. In one interview, she said, “My hair is so heavy, I would compare it to the weight of my cat!"
18. Sonny Turner
The founder of the Milk modeling agency, Anna Shillinglaw, found Sonny Turner on Instagram. In a matter of very little time, Sonny has become quite famous. She is a very outspoken person and is very candid about the industry she works in. That's why she openly criticizes anyone whenever she feels it's important for her to speak up.
She has over 300k followers on Instagram and her portfolio includes working for some super big brands such as Primark and Asos.
19. Mirian Njoh
The distinctive look of Mirian Njoh is due to a condition known as albinism. Due to the condition, her body has trouble producing pigments. These pigments are responsible for the color of our skin. Although she has African ethnicity, her skin is quite fair.
With her parents’ decision to move from Detroit to Toronto, an opportunity came knocking on the door as a talent scout approached Mirian and offered her job to model. That was a start to a truly amazing modeling journey. You can find out more about her on her blog lovemirian.com
20. Saffi Karina
Many people find it hard to believe that a girl with undeniable beauty like Saffi Karina found it hard to find a modeling contract back when she started her career in London. Despite the early hurdles in her career, she remained dedicated and today she has over 370k Instagram followers and a very active profile.
She is using her influencer status to promote body positivity. She also founded the Curve Project London to help other women embrace their bodies and understand the importance of size acceptance. That's not it. She is also an ambassador for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.
21. Nyané Lebajoa
With over a million subscribers and followers on various social media platforms, Nyané Lebajoa is a well-known fashion icon and entrepreneur. She has founded and works as the creative director of a known fashion company called Nyané®
She started off as a fashion blogger and influencer before making it big as a professional model. Today, she appears in major fashion shows and modeling campaigns and she also loves to write from time to time.
22. Han Ohk-Hui
Han Ohk-Hui is known for her exuberant social life and modeling. She has become a successful socialite and model in her native Ghana. It wasn't a big surprise for her fans when she featured in music videos, including Ghanan musician's Kuami Eugene's super hit song "Boom Boom Bang."
Thanks to her unique look and active lifestyle, she has over 80k Instagram followers, which continues to grow daily.
23. Swantje Paulina
Swantje Paulina Wördemann is an aspiring young model from Germany. Commonly known as Swalina, this model is young but she is making big strides in the modeling world. The first thing that most people notice about her is freckles and then they fall in love with her piercing eyes.
She is certainly on her way to achieving a lot of success in the future and her strong social media presence is already making a strong case for her. We urge you to check out her Instagram account because you're missing some serious stuff.
24. The Trueblue Twins
We showed you "the most beautiful twins in the world," and here are Megan and Morgan Boyd who are known as "the Trueblue Twins." Given their exceptional look, everyone instantly starts to adore them. As it is rare for African-American descent to have blue eyes, these marvelous twins are genetically identical and have a striking color as well.
Their mother also has light eyes, but they are the ones who became internet superstars. They have thousands of loving fans from all over the world and they are certainly future stars in the making.
25. Nastya Zhidkova
Nastya Zhidkova is known for her unique coloring and striking eyes. Known by her alias Kiker Chan, she has a huge list of loyal followers who absolutely love her futuristic and minimalist photographs. Her paleness is due to albinism.
She is originally from Moscow, Russia and she is a huge fan of Japanese anime. In fact, she started off as a model by cosplaying anime characters. By the way, she still practices her hobby despite her busy modeling career.
26. Lauren Nicole
Lauren Nicole is an inspiring model, brand ambassador, and highly regarded spokesperson. But it wasn't always like this way for her. When Lauren started her blog FashionKiller.co.uk a few years back while she was in high school, there was one big problem for her. It was important for her to upload photos of her outfits on her blog.
As she suffered most of her life from negative body image, she wasn't comfortable and didn't like her online look. However, it all changed for her when a plus-sized clothing company contacted her. They asked her to become their brand ambassador. From that day on, she has never looked back. Today, she has thousands of followers on Instagram who feel inspired by her.
27. Ava Clarke
The unique look of Ava Clarke is due to albinism. The doctors at first feared that due to her condition she would suffer from eyesight problems. Luckily, she has had no trouble at all and she's living quite happily now.
Ava has featured on the covers of magazines such as VIP, BOOM, and Denim. She has also appeared with Beyonce in her music video for "Queen B's Lemonade." Keep an eye out for this talented girl.
28. Katya Lischina
With a unique look and beautiful eyes, Katya Kotoraya Lischina didn't take long to rise to fame. It is because her first few photos made their way to the internet and she instantly became viral. She couldn't believe it as her fan following started to grow exponentially.
Many of her fans believe that she looks a lot like a character taken out of Japanese manga. So, whether you believe in those fans or not, you cannot deny the fact that she is amazingly beautiful. Check out her Instagram account to find out how her fans submit art to her which depicts her as a manga character.
29. Ilyza and Djanoa Voois
If you search for the @tirza_ilydjazy Instagram account, you'll find two beautiful sisters, Ilyza and Djanoa Voois. Most people find it hard to believe that both sisters are not twins. They are just similar-looking sisters that also have a similar-looking younger brother, Zyon-Jesiah.
Although they are quite young, their unique look has enabled them to travel for different photoshoots and see different parts of the world. They are on their path to successful modeling careers.
30. Daria Milky
Dasho Milko, aka Daria Milky, started to upload her photos on Instagram in 2014. She didn't know that her first selfies would gain the attention of talent scouts in her home city of Moscow, Russia. Soon, one of the talent scouts offered her a modeling contract.
This young and full of energy model has a short career by now, but she has done some big things that can make her feel proud. She has signed on with some of the best agencies, such as Marilyn Paris, M4 Germany, Grace Models Moscow, and UNO Paris.
31. Khoudia Diop
Khoudia Diop is an actress and model who is very well-known for her intensely dark skin. She has often been bullied and teased when she was a child growing up in Senegal.
As others would bully her because of her dark skin tone, it was her skin color that led many agencies to approach her for modeling. After frequent requests, she gave it a shot. Today, she is known by her nickname "Melanin Goddess."
32. Aleece Wilson
Aleece Wilson was an ambitious model in 2013 and then she took a decision and signed to Elite, the modeling agency in Toronto. Her decision turned out to be a fruitful one as she's walked runways for Erdem in London, Fenty x Puma, and Margiela in Paris.
However, her life wasn't as glamorous and easy for the beautiful Aleece. "Growing up, I never felt beautiful, because I was bullied as a kid," she recalled. "My look was very unique; I was literally the only one who looked different. As I got older, I got a little more confident and I learned how to love myself. The bullying soon slowed down." Due to her experiences, she has gained a new prespective on life and other things. "Ultimately to me beauty means being confident and being in love with yourself and your look, with or without make-up," she said.
33. Duckie Thot
Nyadak Thot, commonly known as Duckie, was raised in Melbourne, Australia. She rose to prominence with her participation in Australia's Next Top Model in the eighth season and finishing third. After the show, she moved to Brooklyn, New York.
There, she received numerous offers from modeling agencies. She signed on with New York Model Management. She has worked on various campaigns for Moschino, Fenty, and Oscar de la Renta.
34. Mariana Mendes
A glance at Marina Mender might make you wonder that she has an interesting, unique makeup choice. Born in Juiz de Fora, Brazil, Mariana has the black coloration on her face which is due to a medical condition called a congenital melanocytic nevus. In this condition, high concentrations of pigments form a patch in the skin.
Although she hasn't always received a lot of positive reactions on her nevus over the years, she doesn't mind it. In fact, she loves it. In an interview, she said, “Having a nevus that is as large as mine is not common, so of course there are many people who stare and who don’t like it, but I don’t care." She went on to say, “I have been told by a few people that it’s ‘ugly’ or ‘strange’, but it doesn’t bother me - that’s just their opinion and I think it’s beautiful."
35. Sabina Karlsson
Sabina Karlsson was just four years old when she was first discovered in a Swedish hair salon. It didn't take long before she was signed on to an agency. So, she has been modeling for quite some time now. She has already appeared in Teen Vogue. As a teenager, she has walked runways for big names such as Armani and Jean-Paul Gaultier.
In her quest to maintain a healthier body shape, she made the big decision to switch to plus-size modeling by 2010. Since her switch, she has modeled for J. Crew, H&M, River Island, Levi's, L'Oreal, and Lane Bryant. She has walked runways for Christian Siriano Michael Kors, and Chromat.
36. Winnie Harlow
With over 7.6 followers on Instagram, Winnie Harlow (born Chantelle Brown-Young) is one of the better-known models on our list. She has a striking appearance due to a condition called vitiligo. In the condition, the pigmentation of skin changes in certain areas.
So, when she appeared as a contestant on the 21st season of America's Next Top Model, it didn't take long for her to get famous. Since then, she has appeared in many music videos, such as Eminem's "Guts Over Fear" and Beyonce's "Lemonade."
37. Nikia Phoenix
Although the world sees Nikia Phoenix as a stunning woman today, it wasn't always like this as she had to endure a lot of pain and mental suffering due as a kid. In an interview for Allure, she recalled, “I didn’t think that there was anything strange about it until I would walk out of my door to go to school and kids would point at me and laugh, saying, ‘You’re not black. You have freckles,’ or ‘There’s something wrong with you."
She is an amazing person and she feels grateful for the way she was born. She wrote about how she embraced her uniqueness in a brave Instagram post: "I wouldn’t change what I went through. These freckles have helped to define me. They have made me stronger. I am a black, freckled woman… and proud."
Nariyana, commonly known as "the Siberian Snow White", is quite famous due to her fair complexion. She is the only member of her family with blonde hair and albinism. Due to her unique look, various modeling agencies have shown keen interest in her.
Many photographers knock on the family's door just to take a quick photo of her, but her parents aren't interested in letting their young daughter start working so early. “We have already got many offers from modeling and advertising agencies but I don’t want her to work yet,” her mother said. “When she grows up, she’ll choose who she wants to be for herself.”
39. Anok Yai
Born in Cario, Egypt, Anok Yai moved with her family to Manchester, New Hampshire when she was only two-year-old. As she is attending Plymouth State University and majoring in Biochemistry, she hopes to become a doctor one day. Till then, she is doing other stuff that is making her quite famous in the world of fashion.
She is only the second black model to open a Prada show (the first one was Naomi Campbell). Thanks to her beautiful looks and talent, she is currently ranked among the "Top 50" models on Models.com
40. Thando Hopa
Born in South Africa, Thando Hopa is a successful model and a social activist. Not many people know that albinism is associated with several stigmas in South Africa. So, Thando became a social activist to speak out against those stigmas in hopes of changing them.
After appearing on the Pirelli calendar and the cover of Marie Clarie Magazine, she wrote, "My message for young people living with albinism, especially young girls, is that you are enough, you have everything in you to navigate this world. Everything outside of you is for your growth. Continue to know that you are enough, you are beautiful and capable. Cultivate that sense of worthiness, that is your mantra."
41. Mary Rosenberger
Born in Covington, Kentucky, Mary Rosenberger was only six years old when she moved with her family to San Francisco, California. By the age of 13, she was encouraged by her mother to consider modeling. She took her mother's advice and was signed on with Ford Models in 2009.
As of now, Mary has featured in San Francisco magazine and also modeled for some big fashion brands, such as Nasty Gal. Although she has a successful modeling career, it won't be wrong to say that her real success comes from her Instagram account. Check it out as it is full of abrasive photography. You'll love it if you are into art and fashion.
42. Dylan Monroe
Don't let the young age of Dylan Monroe Chang fool you because this boy already has worked as a model, actor, and also appeared on album art and in television commercials.
Although he is mostly focused on studies, he still gets to do a lot of fun than any other kid of his age. He also has his own YouTube channel where he talks about his favorite games and video games.
43. Diana Veras
She is a resident of New York City and has over a quarter of a million followers on Instagram. But what's so special about Diana Veras? Well, this talented model works with JAG modeling agency and her beautiful looks can captivate anyone.
Over the years, she has garnered a massive following by featuring articles in popular outlets such as
44. Ellia Sophia
The wide set of eyes is mesmerizing and the porcelain doll look may make you think she is a model from the 20th century. We hope that you don't make the mistake of thinking that Ellia Sophia is old fashioned.
This trailblazing model from Seattle, Washington, has achieved a lot of things at such a young age. While others dream of making a runway appearance for a known brand, she has already managed to make a Gucci runway appearance and featured in several magazines as well.
45. Naomi Shimada
Here is one of the most interesting models of Instagram. Why? Well, her unique look did help her land several big campaigns with Nike, Monki, and H&M, but what has made her such an exciting Instagram model is her fun and exciting combination of travel and cosmopolitan lifestyle.
In an interview with The Lost Explorer, she said, “I don’t even know how to define myself: I feel Japanese but I don’t have a passport anymore, I have a Dutch passport. But I didn’t grow up in Holland: I lived in Spain for 8 years, followed by the UK and US for 10 years, and now there’s Brexit. I almost feel more Hispanic anyway, even though I’m not genetically. I speak English with a slight American twang." She has a huge Instagram following and it is growing with each passing day.
46. Shaun Ross
This American supermodel is quite special. You'd be surprised to know that he is the first African American male model with albinism. He is not just good at modeling, but he can also act and dance as well.
He has been featured in photo editorials in big magazines, such as British GQ, i-D Magazine, Another Man, Italian Vogue, and Paper Magazine. He has also modeled for Hood By Air, Alexander McQueen and some of the huge brands such as Nike, Ivy Park, Marcelo Burlon, and Givenchy.
47. Jada Sezer
Jada Sezer was always a talented person. As a child, she was an accomplished violinist and swimmer. Everyone always spoke highly of her. She has earned her MA in Child Psychotherapy. As her talents never faded away, she was working in mental health when she started to upload recreations of Vogue covers to her Instagram account.
Little did Jada Sezer know at that time, her little recreations were getting a lot of attention from some of the best modeling agencies – eventually, L'Oreal approached her and she started to model professionally. She was the face of L'Oreal True Match Foundation's campaign. She has also worked in the British Women's Equality Party campaign. As of now, she has over 270k followers on Instagram.
48. Mekhi Lucky
If you check Mekhi Lucky's Instagram account, the first thing you'll notice is his bio which says "Call me Lucky," and it makes quite some sense if you take a glance at his life circumstances. He was also discovered like Jeremy Meeks. His mug shot got vial and that completely changed his life. Thanks to his distinctive look, he quickly got a modeling contract while he was still severing his sentence. However, he is not a big fan of the "Hot felon" moniker. “This is a big chance to turn my life around so that’s why I want to take it and make the most of it,” he said.
He further explained, “I want to work hard and make sure I stay with it - but the thing with the hot felon name - I’ve never actually been to prison in my life, I’ve never had a felony so I’m not a felon. I’ve been arrested and been in jail but never prison so I’m not hot felon two - I’m not even a felon.”
49. Tea May
With an extremely difficult childhood, Tea May has had her fair share of heartbreaks and hurtful moments. She had to move from one foster home to another. Finally, she ran away at the age of 15. If you look at her site, you'll notice that she introduces herself by saying that she's like a Cadbury egg. In her words, it means: "hard on the outside but all gooey on the middle." As she had a troubled you, she wanted to start fresh. She completed BA in food health.
Today, Tea May has come a long way from a troubled teenager to a public motivational speaker. She tries to use her motivational speaking to inspire young women and people. She aspires to empower them on various life-changing topics such as Mental Health Difficulties, Sex, Dating, Anger Management, and self-love. All of her teachings are based on her personal experiences. "My aim is to inspire, motivate and empower women, worldwide, in fulfilling their potential in all aspects of their lives and realizing they are not alone," she writes about herself.
First of all, we would urge you to check V_Mariie's Instagram account by the name of @V_Mariie to see for yourself why everyone praises her so much. She exhibits signs of vitiligo and unlike other cases, it has affected her eyebrow and eyelashes the most. She shared her personal experience of in a courageous post: "I am used to the awkward stares and questions but sometimes it can be too much, especially when I get questions like, "Why don't you cover it up?" or "Have you tried eyebrow makeup or mascara?". I have tried covering everything up and let me tell you, it's not easy! I know people don't mean to come off rude, but comments like that make me feel as if I should cover up my vitiligo."
She further added, “I reminded myself, God loves me for who I am and so should I! Everyone, love yourself and embrace what you have. There will be people who don't understand and that is their loss. It's okay to be or look different!"
51. Sem Kobelyan
Here is a Russian model and musician who is known for his unique look. Sem Kobelyan's look is due to vitiligo – a condition in which there is a loss of skin color in blotches.
Although the Russian forums know a lot about him, there is very little information about him in the English speaking circles. All we know is that he is an avid musician and super-hot.
52. Stephen Thompson
Not many people know that though Stephen Thompson has been working as a professional model since the '90s, his heart lies with none other than music. He has been starring in ad campaigns for big brands such as Thompson, Givenchy, and walked numerous runways. He also has had an equally successful career in music as he has released collaborative and solo work with his band, Resolution.
However, now he is mostly spending time working with children in New York City's center for visually impaired children, Lighthouse. In an interview with New York Magazine, he said, “I’m with the kids in the morning, and it’s a grounding thing—they don’t know that I’m a model, and that’s an awesome feeling."
53. Olivia Campbell
With a difficult childhood, Olivia Campbell doesn't have a lot of good memories to cherish. It is because she was often taunted and bullied due to her body shape. From her schoolmates to even strangers on the street, many people inflicted mental pain and suffering to Olivia by calling her with different, degrading names.
But now, she has found her voice and status as a successful model. She is known for her positivity and inspiring others. In an interview, she expressed how words can be as powerful as actions. She didn't hold back to tell the viewers to "make someone feel good, rather than making someone feel bad."