As an albino model, Thando Hopa doesn't have it easy.
The South African beauty constantly has to fight negative perceptions of her looks in the already picky modeling industry, and she has to deal with terrible treatment and loads of prejudice in everyday life as well.
In Africa, numerous misconceptions about people with albinism are taken as fact, including the belief that killing an albino person will bring someone good luck and lots of money.
Some people even believe that sleeping with an albino person will also result in becoming rich and well-off.
With her work as a model, Thando hopes to put an end to these notions. She says:
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OMG! Little wallabies are so crazy cute!!
At Linton Zoo in England, a wallaby joey named ALF (Alien Life Form) is the cutest new resident.
We assume they named him what they did because of his odd looks!
The tiny, little cutie is so unique because he's an albino!
That means he has no pigment in his body so his fur is white and his eyes are pink!
He spent most of his young life just hanging out inside his mama's pouch, being cute and just wallabying around his enclosure.
He's the first albino wallaby born at Linton so congrats to the zoo on their rare marsupial!
Check out the video (above) to see the lil cutie hitchin' a ride with his mama.
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So what's one of the rarest animals in the world?
The Albino Alligator!
It's estimated that there are only about 100 white alligators in the world!!
That's mainly because if an albino gator is born in the wild, it has no natural camouflage.
So it's basically snatched up by predators almost immediately.
Check out the video (above) to learn more about this super rare gator!
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He's done it again!
Givenchy creative director Riccardo Tisci is following up his groundbreaking fall campaign, featuring transsexual model Lea T, by casting albino model Stephen Thompson for the spring.
Tisci told WWD he's always admired albino people, saying "They’re very near my world".
The fashion house's new campaign will debut in magazines starting in January.
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