A model with rare genetic disorder redefines beauty standards With Her Photoshoots.

A model with rare genetic disorder redefines beauty standards With Her Photoshoots.

Melanie Gaydos, an American with rare genetic condition steps in Fashion industry to break beauty stereotypes to become a hit model. She's grown up with a rare genetic disorder called ectodermal dysplasia. Ectodermal Dysplasia prevents teeth, nails, pores, cartilage, and bones from developing.

Melanie Gaydos aged 28 lives in Seattle now but she grew up on the East Coast and was based in New York. 


Facebook | Melanie Gaydos


She was unique in her own way but she fully accepted herself and never was afraid of the bullying and discouraging comments from people and proved herself when she became a model. 


Facebook | Melanie Gaydos


She had some rare genetic order known as ectodermal dysplasia which is an umbrella term for a host of genetic conditions that affects the development of her hair, teeth, and nails.  




Melanie has broken all the stereotypes and has become a model with her unique features. She got her start in modeling while being in New York City attending the Pratt Institute. The Art school connected her with loads of other creative types, and she started modeling when a photographer friend asked her to sit for him because of her unique body. 




The model has worked with numerous photographers including the world-famous Spanish photographer Eugenio Recuenco.




After entering the modeling line, she has done loads of projects and received both positive and negative comments from people. But she is only getting stronger and confident everyday.




Melanie also worked for a music video of a German metal band Rammstein's music video for their song 'Mein Herz Brennt.' and such other projects too. 


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Gaydos believes the fashion industry needs to be more inclusive and it should give some unique faces and minority a chance too because they also need some representation.

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