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26-Year-Old Born With Extremely Rare Facial Condition Is Now A Model, And She’s Breaking Beauty Standards

Published 5 months ago

Ilka Brühl is a 26-year-old  who empowers people all around the world with her unique appearance and an outstanding modeling talent. In words of Ilka herself, we need to ‘”Remind the world that everyone is beautiful.” And she continues to do it every single day.

Since she was born Ilka’s life was definitely not the easiest one. “I was born with a facial cleft and my nose airways were not properly formed,” she told Project Grenzenlos. “In addition, I lacked on the right side of the tear duct, so that the permanent natural moistening of the eye has led to me right tears have always run out of the eye.”

Being a beautiful and brave woman that she is, Ilka is sharing her story with others trying to encourage people to love who they are. Posing as a model for her photographer friends Ilka was amused by the amount of the positive feedback she received, and now she is encouraged more than ever to share her experience with the world.

“There is only one way to be ugly: by having an ugly character. No one has to hide because of their appearance!” Scroll down to see beautiful pictures of Ilka yourself!

More info:  ilka-bruehl.de | Facebook (h/t)

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