Most (if not all) of us have our own interpretation of what constitutes the “ideal” physical appearance and body features.
We are somewhat hardwired to develop the inclination to achieve that particular image of perfection by engaging in physical exercise or therapy, apply makeup, or even undergo cosmetic surgery.
Unfortunately for some people, it is nearly impossible to make a successful attempt at that because their non-ideal body features are genetic-related and incurable medical conditions.
Surgeries may improve quality of life, but they still have to live with something that the vast majority of people consider “peculiarities” or “oddities” perhaps.
That being said, a lot of women with their own peculiarities in physical appearance have demonstrated persistent determination to live their lives to the fullest.
They turned unusual body features into motivations to achieve more in life. Here are some of them.
10 Sara Geurts
Having wrinkles are not entirely unusual, especially when you’ve reached middle-age or older.
Wrinkles also are natural parts of aging, so in most cases there is nothing peculiar abut that; they are not symptoms of a certain disease or any life-threatening medical condition.
Sara Geurts, however, has wrinkles of an entirely different type. When Geurts was only 10 years old, she was diagnosed with a rare skin condition known as Dermatosparaxis Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS) syndrome, which affects collagen and connective tissue.
The condition causes excessive sagging and wrinkles almost all over her body.
Despite the condition she is a determined model.
9 Marimar Quiroa
If you are a keen Internet surfer for everything makeup related, you probably have seen Marimar Quiroa in one of her videos about cosmetics on YouTube.
Quiroa was born with a condition called cystic hygroma, which caused an abnormal growth on her head, leading to disfigurement of the face.
She is unable to speak due to the condition, so she communicates using sign language.
The condition never stops her from appearing in public through her channel on YouTube, which has more than 600K subscribers. She is also training to become teachers to deaf children.
8 Tanesha Brown
You’ve heard a lot of people complaining about how difficult it is to find the right foundation for their skin tone.
Now imagine how they would react after learning that Tanesha Brown actually has developed two different skin tones.
Her condition is known as vitiligo, which causes patches of the skin to lose pigment and therefore becomes white.
She has endured years of cruel remarks and spent years trying to hide her peculiar appearance. But that was long ago as she now embraces the condition instead; she has come to realize that beauty comes in different forms.
7 Rose Geil
When most women worry about growing hairs on their hands and legs, Rose Geil has to accept that she has quite extensive facial hair, like a lot of men.
She was devastated at first and so spent every day shaving her face before going anywhere.
After years of daily shaving and plucking, not to mention laser hair removal procedures, Geil eventually gave up and came to terms with her own condition.
While it remains unclear what causes the facial hair growth, she believes it is a combination of genetic and excessive male hormone level in her body.