Woman bullied because of her skin tone gets the last laugh after taking the fashion world by storm

Jessica Brown@Jessica_E_Brown
Tuesday 01 August 2017 13:00
Picture:(@rebeccaheckard / Instagram )

Rebecca Heckard was called “skunk” by bullies for her white birthmark – but she’s having the last laugh now.

The 21-year-old, from New York, would hide the birthmarks on her forehead, stomach and legs behind make-up and layers of clothes.

She also has a white streak of hair, called piebaldism, which is hereditary in her family.

But last year she stopped covering up, and wore a bikini for the first time. Now – she’s a model.

Heckard told Caters:

My birthmarks are symmetrically placed on my body and remind me of constellations.

I have one in the middle of my forehead that goes up into my hairline like a shooting star, then it's like I have a circular galaxy on my stomach and the birthmarks on my legs are angel's kisses.

In my modelling I can express myself and feel beautiful, even when I'm showing my legs now, which used to be a very sensitive point for me.

I'm working on getting stronger now, I'm more outgoing than I have ever been.

Now I feel beautiful faster than I feel afraid, I know I can walk into a room full of attractive women and feel beautiful too.


HT Caters News Agency

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