Melanie Gaydose: The model with rare genetic disorder broke every rule in fashion industry.
Generally, models are preferred to be tall, skinny, mostly white, and able-bodied, but she is not one of those.
The 28-year-old Melanie Gaydose in the US has a rare genetic disorder called ectodermal dysplasia, which has prevented her teeth, pores, nails, cartilage and bones from developing. Gaydos also has alopecia, and is partially blind after her the growth of her eyelashes scratched her eyes.
“There are simply not enough ‘different’ people fighting to be in whatever spot or position,” she said.
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