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Friday, May 26, 2017

Beauty and the Birthmark

(Port-wine Birthmark) 
Humans seem hardwired to shun marked differences.  Even the Bible refers to blemishes as though they were branded into the soul.

When strikingly beautiful Kgothatso Dithebe began her modeling career, she did so hesitatingly.  Convinced that the public would never accept her facial birthmark, she slathered on the make-up.  Agencies instructed her to do this.

After four years of that, Dithebe faced off with the world at large.  She decided to bare her natural skin, “making her the first model with a birthmark in the country to walk Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week.”

Dithebe then experienced the perfect antidote to her long years of being “bullied verbally” as a student.  In her own words:  I had to re-learn to love myself.  The public then loved her as well.  She is now “being booked BECAUSE of her unusual looks.”  


Copyright May 26, 2017 by Linda Van Slyke   All Rights Reserved

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