Modeling has been seen as something that's only suitable for "perfect looking" people until the recent shift in social attitudes has made modeling agencies and photographers rethink their position on beauty.
It's not strange that these attitudes have shifted, it's strange that it took so long for people to recognize that true beauty is found in diversity, like the unusual beauty of Caitlin Stickels.
don't make such a fuss, princess. [goddess i love this dress] @Regrann from @nick_knight - The wonderful @caitinkitten in @mollymgoddard for my story " portrait of Caitin Stickel " which launched today on @showstudio and @vmagazine . @martincullen65 did the hair , @lauradomini2 did the make up @bangbangnails did the nails. @kjeldgaard1 did the styling and @tomotattle did the sets.
Caitlin was born with an extremely rare condition called Cat Eye Syndrome (Schmid Fraccaro), which is a chromosomal disorder that causes "facial disfigurements such as a cleft palate and a non-existent tissue at the colored part of the eye—hence the name ‘Cat Eye’."
“They may not always realize it, but even dreaming or wishing that you could be a part of something, that’s still giving yourself a chance. I couldn’t even dream of working with Nick Knight, let alone being in V Magazine.”