• 8-Year-Old ‘Siberian Snow White’ Stuns Modeling Agencies
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    Maggie Parker

    8-Year-Old ‘Siberian Snow White’ Stuns Modeling Agencies

    Step aside, Gigi and Bella Hadid — there’s a new girl the modeling world is after: 8-year-old Nariyana, an albino beauty from Yakutia in Siberia.

  • World's first albino model talks smashing beauty standards: 'People want you to feel different'
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    Jessica Ankomah

    World's first albino model talks smashing beauty standards: 'People want you to feel different'

    Before the rise of diversity, the world struggled celebrating true individualism — but albino model Connie Chiu helped dispel beauty myths with her one-of-a-kind photos, taken in the early 1990s. Born in 1969, Chiu was launched into the fashion industry at age 24. According to NOAH, Albinism is “an inherited genetic condition that reduces the amount of melanin pigment formed in the skin, hair and/or eyes.” Chiu, who grew up in Hong Kong, was told by her parents at a young age she was “different,” with “light-sensitive” skin and eyesight, but that didn’t stop her family from allowing her to feel included.

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