5 Models Prove Scars Do Not Hinder Your Career

  • Amy Bebbington

Scars are unique, beautiful and pretty. And you better start believing it! Too many adolescents hide ashamed of their marks yet it is time to embrace your individuality lifting your opinion of yourself.

Let’s face it facial scars are common with many worrying that the mark will prevent them from entering the modelling industry. Scars from a childhood incident, suffering from acne or from a nasty accident can cause unwanted marks to the face. Many feel insecure and embarrassed by their scars leaving  young individuals worried that their chances have been scuppered before they began. However, it is time to understand that young models who embrace their scars are successful in the industry.


Meet 5 inspiring models who have embraced a career despite their facial scars. Talking to Teen Vogue they share their positive attitude and outlook on life; influential young models who are not intimidated by the expectations of the fashion industry. Breaking down the boundaries firmly set in the fashion world is a huge achievement that will support and help aspiring models. Their legacy to date will guide so many young teens providing hope and a goal to strive for.

Adau Mornyang

“Now I’m starting to embrace it more. I’m starting to appreciate it because I’m unique! I’m in the modeling industry where you have to be perfect, so being able to work with a scar is really good. I feel special!”

Cat Darling

“Love yourself. You weren’t created to be like everyone else. If you have a scar, you have a scar. I have so many and I love each and every single one of them! People think it’s such a big deal, but it’s a beautiful thing to be different. Love it!”

Mollye Rogel

“I think it’s hard. When you’re younger, it’s hard to listen to people telling you what to think. But, the most important thing is to wait it out a little bit and try to think about the other things you love about yourself.”

Keelin McMahon

“I feel like my face would look weird without it! I wouldn’t look like myself if I didn’t have it. I’ve done makeup before where I’ve tried to cover it up and I notice more when it’s gone than when it’s there, if that makes sense.”

Yanii Gough

“Rock that scar! Rock. That. Scar. Don’t be afraid! I feel like everything happens for a reason and there’s a reason why I have my scar. I wouldn’t be able to tell my story if I didn’t have it.”

All at some point many have considered removing their mark yet decided against the fleeting thought. Why? Because the scar is apart of who they are. Erasing their mark will erase apart of them, their complete uniqueness to everyone else. It is not the girls who should alter yet those who fear quirks, new ideas and implement a forcefulness towards ‘perfection.’

What is ‘perfection’ anyway? Flawlessness? A clear complexion? Many are striving towards a false idealism where models appear to have radiant skin free of marks, spots, freckles or blemishes. I’m afraid it is called digital retouching. An industry that has exploded out of control allowing for models to become a fantasy; an unattainable idea that no one can achieve. Therefore, the above five models who wear their scars with pride are inspirational figures to those struggling to accept themselves for who they are! A beautiful, unique, original, individual person who wears a story on their face. Each scar is a memory (good and bad), a reminder that they can inspire others to no longer feel alone; actual living proof that you can make it in the modelling world quirks and all!

Do you have a scar? Get in touch if you would like to share your story or for any more advice.

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Posted by Amy Bebbington

I express my love of fashion through writing, blogging and styling. My creative personality ensures that I produce unique and original work. I am a keen knitter and enthusiatic dancer.

  • Molly

    Hi, I’m 13. I have always been interesting in modelling but I don’t know whether I have what it takes. How could I find out?

    • zed kay services

      whats your height and wieght ??
      reply your all information to here

  • ameena hussain

    Hi I am interested in doing some modeling I am 5 ft 5 inch with a slim build my hips and bust is 32 and my waist is 27. I am a size 4 in shoes. I have big eyes and long asain hair

  • Samantha

    You can’t be a model if your short and 5ft something isn’t actually that short. I am 4ft something so I can’t be a model. Designers say they look like tall skinny people because they show off the clothes off nicely but they are also saying you only look good in the clothes if you look like the model advertising the clothing. They are discriminating to everyone who has a different body image to their models.

  • Sophie Warwick

    Im a 12 year old female turning 13 very soon and have always been interested in modelling…I’m just not sure if I’m the right size! I’m definelty not overweight, I’m an average healthy weight for my age but all models seem to be super skinny and I just don’t think I’d make that cut :s any ideas? Thankyou! 🙂

  • Naomi felix

    Am 20years old i have always been intrested in modelling, i don’t know if am qualified or not, am 5ft 5inch.

  • Chloe Connelly

    Hey there!

    My name is Chloe, I am about to turn 21 and I am 5’2 and the correct weight for my height. I am very interested in modelling but do not know where to start. If you could give me any tips or point me in the right direction, that would be much appreciated!


  • Cara

    Hello:) I’m 13 and i am 5’9 , I’ve always wanted to model since the day I got my first magazine .. I’m the right weight for my height but I don’t think I would be skinny enough, I exercise 5 times a week and I have a healthy diet, any tips??

  • Amelia Sturt

    Hey I’m 15 and 16 this year, I’m 5’4 and I’ve been looking around to be a model for a while I’m a size 6 and a 34D bust, I want to become a petite model, can I have some advice please.

  • Aimee

    Hi I’m 16 years old I’m 5ft 2 inches weigh 7.5 stone have a 34 dd bust but a small waist I am a size 3/4 in shoes I’m really interested in modelling but it would be petite modelling because of my height I eat really healthy 5 a day and work out at the gym any pointers or tips of how I can get into modelling? 🙂

  • Dominique Flores

    Hi I’m 14 years old,I’m 5 ft 7.5 in .Im a male and wanted to become a fashion model.Im very skinny with a feminine vital stats of 29-23-32.Im androgynous .I looked like a boy at the same time a girl.Could I really apply as a transvestite model like Andrija Pejik and walk for runways!?I know Andrija is 6 ft.

  • zee

    im 18,5″4 in height and body measurements are 30-23-36,5 not sure if I fit in the petite category