She's Not Your Typical Model, But She's Willing To Bare All To Make One Powerful Statement

Sup Travellers?! New York City-based art and fashion model Melanie Gaydos has been through s lot in her life but she was still able to muster up enough courage to get a little undressed for Style Like U's "What's Underneath Project". A project that aims to redefine beauty by bringing attention to what's on the inside.  

Gaydos not only suffers from a genetic disorder known as ectodermal dysplasia that effects the dermal layer of skin (pores, hair, teeth and nails), but also comes from an alcoholic family and has experienced abuse as well as suicidal thoughts. 

In the video, the model goes on to talk about how she was able to work through her insecurities to arrive at a place where she finally feels comfortable in her own skin.  

"I love modeling; it’s a time for me to be completely open. It’s a therapeutic process for me," says Gaydos. "I’ve always thought of myself beyond all of the beauty standards. I never thought I was beautiful, but I also never thought I was ugly. For me, beauty was always more of a feeling and a state of being." 

Check out the video to learn more about this brave girl.

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