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: