Lots of exciting changes seem to be happening in the modeling industry right now!
We're loving it!
We recently reported that IMG Models, the world's top modeling agency, was expanding its roster of models to include people of all ages and sizes, and now there's Moffy (short for Myfanwy), a cross-eyed model who's getting lots of attention for her unconventional looks.
Though she's clearly gorgeous, her crossed eyes are not something you see often in the image-obsessed modeling industry, where every inch of a model's face and body is expected to be as perfect as possible.
Sure, sometimes exceptions are made, like in the case of Lara Stone and her gap-toothed smile, but most of the industry's standards are pretty rigid.
So it's pretty darn exciting to see someone like Moffy make it onto the cover of Pop magazine (above), sign to Storm Models (the agency that represents Cara Delevingne), and be in-demand for work!
For her part, the 19-year-old is taking it all in stride. She said:
"It wasn't my intention before I did the shoot for Pop to become a model and because the whole thing has happened almost by chance and not as some kind of active statement on my part, I find it hard to take credit for 'challenging' anything; although I suppose that is inadvertently what I have done. Although I sometimes found it difficult when I was young, when I was old enough to make the decision about whether to have my eye fixed or not I realised that if I did so I would feel that I was being untrue to myself and if I can manage to use something which I previously saw as an affliction as a medium to make other people feel that it's permissible to embrace their 'flaws' then that's a wonderful thing and I am very flattered that people are seeing it that way."
Her attitude is AH-Mazing!
And we can only hope that this opens the doors for more "unconventional" types to be represented positively in the media!
Best of luck to you, girl!
[Image via Pop magazine]
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