Diandra Forrest Just Became The First Model With Albinism To Be The Face Of A Major Beauty Campaign
Gone are the days when diversity was just about having a Black face in the mix. These days, consumers want to see all ethnicities, body shapes, skin tones, and skin conditions represented, which is why the latest news involving Diandra Forrest is so major. The model just became the first woman with albimisn to be the face of a major beauty campaign.
The ad Forrest is a part of is Wet & Wild’s Breaking Beauty campaign which is perfect considering the 27-year-old is breaking major barriers in the fashion and beauty industry.
“I had a modeling coach when I was 14 or 15. He was so mean, [and would say things] like, ‘You’re too odd, you will never be a model,'” she told Refinery29. Clearly, that coach was wrong and we’re grateful he didn’t stop Forrest from pursuing her dream of being a model, not just to gain fame or fortune, but “To normalize what albinism was being depicted as,” she told the site. “I wanted to do it for myself and young girls growing up.”
As one of the faces of Wet & Wild’s campaign, she will definitely be able to continue to do just that and we’re excited to see all of the young beauty’s work coming into alignment. As she noted when sharing the news of her new role on Instagram, “It’s always great to be apart of a brand that celebrates diversity, and prides itself on being inclusive to all!”