These amazingly gorgeous women have changed the way the world perceives beauty. Bold and beautiful, they destroyed the narrow-minded notions that dominated the fashion and beauty world with their unusual looks. Paying an ode to them and their work we list down 5 women who are changing the international modelling game today.

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Lea T

The transgender model has appeared in many editorials and strutted on Givenchy runways. In 2014, she also became the face of Redken, making her the first openly transgender model for a global cosmetics brand.

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Winnie Harlow

A 19-year-old model with vitiligo, a chronic skin disease that causes loss of skin colour in blotches, Winnie put up a YouTube video in 2011 where she spoke candidly about the disease and that led her to enter ‘America’s Next Top Model’. She just landed in a Spring campaign with Diesel and is walking runways around the world.

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Jillian Mercado

Challenged with muscular dystrophy, you’ll see in campaigns for Diesel and Nordstrom. And although she uses a wheelchair, her modelling game’s on point!

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Andreja Pejic

A successful androgynous male model and now a transgender woman, she appears on multiple runways for Jean Paul Gaultier. She walks in both men’s and women’s shows and boldly describes herself as living “in between genders”.

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Jamie Brewer

Famous for her role on ‘American Horror Story’, this 30-year-old actor was the first model with Down Syndrome to ever walk in the New York Fashion Week. Her part in Carrie Hammer’s ‘Role Models Not Runway Models’ campaign was a step forward in being a role model and encourage women to show who they are.