There is always so much debate within the fashion industry. Especially when it comes to models. They are always too thin (true) or too young (true again). But one thing we have to get the modeling industry credit for now is that perfect is NOT in. Unless you are Kate Upton (who IS perfection), all-American, blonde looks are NOT okay. Cute little button noses? Boring. Teeth that spent 5 years in braces? What a joke.
Hence, this is the reason why my new love comes in the form of Lindsey Wixson.
At first glance, she’s almost typical model-esque. Sure, she looks like a doll, and her lips are obnoxiously perfect. But let’s take a closer look:
Nope, the thing that designers love about her is her gap. Its quirky and cute and sets her apart. And she is STUNNING, nonetheless. Who would’ve thought? Oh, and did I mention that she can work the runway:
Lesson here is: we can all judge and hate on the modeling industry for setting such unrealistic standards for young girls. Which they do. But when I see gals like Lindsey Wixson, I get slight hope that, in a weird and twisted way, the modeling industry is actually making imperfections cool. And that is something I’m always okay with.