Tuesday, January 15, 2013
I Finally Feel Beautiful
Refilwe Modiselle is a South African model and entertainer born in Rockville, Soweto. She started her modelling career at the age of 13 when she was approached by “Y!” magazine. She also appeared as a runway model in 2005 for star South African designer David Tlale, making her the first albino model to appear on a runway in South Africa. The 27 year old model, 'I never thought I'd be a model,' she said in an interview. "I finally feel beautiful" ‘When I used to walk down the street kids would always say mean things.
Albinism is a condition in which the person has no pigment in their skin, hair and eyes, which causes them to have very pale skin which provides very little protection against sunlight due to an absence of melanin. Refilwe, wears sunscreen religiously to protect her skin. With her new found confidence; Refilwe, hopes to inspire many people and use her fame and self-confidence to fight prejudice against albinos.
We wish Refilwe Modiselle continual success with her career.
Love ~ Light