Beauty comes in all different forms. What’s beautiful about women is they are all unique in their own way. The internet has been raging about these strong, courageous, and beautiful women who are changing the definition of what beauty is. Read below to see the women who are giving beauty a new meaning!

 Lea T

Givenchy senior designer Riccardo Tisci discovered Lea T in late 2011. Since then she has landed various modeling gigs and is currently the spokesperson for the shampoo brand Redkin. She is inspiring other transgender individuals to pursue their dreams of fashion.

Denise Bidot

The Latina model Denise Bidot made her first appearance in 2014 at NYFW. You might have seen Bidot in Forever 21, Target, Nordstrom ads. Bidot is comfortable in her own skin and is a public “advocate for curvy women and self-love.”

Rain Dove

Rain Dove, an androgynous lesbian model, models for both menswear and womenswear and kills at both! Rain was frequently mistaken for a man, when she was a wilderness firefighter, but chose to never correct them because she needed a job.

Jillian Mercado

Jillian Mercado is more than just her wheel chair, and doesn’t let having muscular dystrophy prevent her from showing the world her beauty. Mercado has modeled in Diesel and Nordstrom campaigns.

Winnie Harlow

The 19-year old beauty Winnie Harlow (Chantelle Brown-Young) is another model who doesn’t let what she can’t control run her life. Harlow has the chronic skin disease vitiligo, which causes loss of skin color in blotches. After appearing on America’s Next Top Model she landed a gig modeling for Diesel’s new spring campaign.

Jade Willoughby

Jade Willoughby, Canadian model, and one of the first Native American models from Ontario recently had her first gig at NYFW. Willoughby told Indian Country Today Media Network, “I’m in a category all my own and that can be tough at times.”

Carmen Dell’Orefice

Carmen Dell’Orefice, 83, is the oldest working model in the industry and is still turning heads. At the age of 15, Dell’Orefice landed her first gig at Vogue and has been working ever since. Dell’Orefice is currently modeling for Vogue, W, and Harper’s Bazaar.

Robyn Lawley

The Australian model, Robyn Lawley stands at 6’2″ tall and wears a size 12. The 25 year old doesn’t consider herself a plus model, but simply as a model. Lawley told Time “I’m trying to help women in general accept their bodies.”

Andreja Pejic

Andreja Pejic, another Australian model, wasn’t billed as an androgynous until 2014. She is now an openly transgender woman and has been seen walking runways like Jean-Paul Gaultier.

Elliott Sailors

Elliott Sailors at one point only modeled for women’s clothing, but has now started to model for men’s clothing as well. She has mentioned modeling in both realms offers her career greater longevity.

Jamie Brewer

You’ve seen her act in American Horror Story and now she can add another occupation to her resume: model. The 30 year-old-actress, Jamie Brewer is the first model with Down syndrome to walk in NYFW.

Who has inspired your idea of beauty lately?

Orignally posted on Deliberate Magazine.

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