‘She never thought this would happen. She was onto the winning path. Her negatives started to convert to positives and her success story began’
Everyone have a concept about how a model should be. But this girl just broke all the fashion stereotypes. Melanie Gaydos is a 28 year old girl who has a rare genetic disorder. She has born with ectodermal dysplasia, a condition that makes her pores, teeth, nails and small bones form abnormally. She also has alopecia and is partially blind due to eyelash growth.
Through out her life she was been treated like whether her condition is contagious or not. At the age of 26, she had 3 dental implants and after that she appeared on a Reality TV Show. After the show she took out the teeth and decided not implant them anymore.
It was a long complicated process to begin with both with medical/physical reasons as well as psychologically. I also found I was more comfortable with myself how I am, without any enhancements. Maybe other people think I am incomplete, but that is only because they have teeth or know what that is like and cannot understand or picture what it’s like without any. I don’t miss having teeth because I never really had them to begin with.
Gaydos is an art graduate from New York. She had worked with various photographers and her career started to take off when she responded to a Craigsluist advert looking for unique people.