Conventional beauty is, well, conventional, and while there’s nothing wrong with that, we’re more interested in what makes a face unique and intriguing — a face that possesses that “je ne sais quoi.” They say what makes you different is what makes you beautiful; I say what’s mainstream today, might not be tomorrow. These megastar models possess that elusive quality, using their so-called “imperfections” to set a new standard in beauty.
If there’s one beauty look that’s always in fashion, it’s androgyny, and Omahyra has got that in spades as the most sought-after model with just the right mix of male and female.
Popularly referred to as “The Hinze Nose," this Australian beauty followed her nose to success after appearing in Australian Vogue.
A Jamaican beauty with a face full of freckles, Stacey’s unusual beauty was first noticed in Paris by designer Jean Paul Gaultier.
Large teeth with a wide-set gap, framed by lush, bee-stung lips, coupled with a cute chin dimple, all combine to make Lindsey truly stunning.
Russian model Ranya has a very strong, arresting look with barely-there eyebrows that’s reminiscent of Rooney Mara in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.
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Know for her deep, rich skin tone and signature shaved head, Alek is a worldly modern beauty that fashion houses like Christian Dior and Kenzo can’t seem to get enough of.
After happily lending her androgynous appeal with sculpted cheekbones, pale skin and white-blond hair to both womenswear and menswear, Andreja’s gender nonconforming career took a turn after coming out as a transgendered woman.
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Masha’s larger-than-life peepers are doe-like and show-stopping, making her a true unique beauty to behold.
More doll-like than human, Lily’s wide-set eyes and petite pout make her a striking, baby-faced beauty.
While she may not have technically hit it big just yet, Chantelle is poised and ready for superstardom via America’s Next Top Model — vitiligo and all.
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Swedish model Adina has classically defined features, but it’s her strong cheekbones, jawline and eyes that call attention to her face.
With her distinct dark, bushy brows, Cara is an unconventional beauty and one of the most in-demand models right now, acting as a catwalk chameleon while playing up her unique features.
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Though she stands a mere 5’7", Kate still managed to become a leading beauty in the industry with the popularization of her waifish frame during the heroin chic supermodel era of the 90s.
With her uniquely long limbs and long neck, Iman broke the mold as one of the rare African supermodels of her time.
Embracing her gap-toothed “imperfection," Lauren’s wide grin and middle spacing helped launch her modeling career in the 70s with Revlon due to her relatable quality.
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As a 70s club fixture and muse to Andy Warhol, Grace's one-of-a-kind androgynous features created a noticeable dissonance between the feminine and masculine, stopping us dead in our tracks to do a double-take.
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