Top 10 Most Unusual Models in the World

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The modeling industry has evolved a lot in just over a couple of decades. Gone are the times when you only can have a shot at being a model if you are stick-thin. 

Granted that many fashion models now are still being pressured to look as emaciated as a starving Ethiopia kid, however the modeling industry has also taken to accepting other models of all shapes and sizes. 

It is said that beauty lies in the eye of the beholder, well for these 10 unusual models, that saying can't be more true. They’re even special than Victoria Beckham’s “dead” model. 

10.The Woman Who Works as a Male Model

35-year-old Casey Legler is a woman who exclusively models for men's fashion. 

Standing at 1.88 meters tall and blessed with cheekbones that look like they could easily slice though the skin, it is obvious why the prestigious Ford Modeling Agency signed her on to the men's division.

9.The Woman with Muscular Dystrophy Who Applied to be a Model as a Joke and Got the Job

This beautiful woman was born with muscular dystrophy which is an incurable condition that prevents the muscles from functioning and developing properly. Against all odds, Jillian Mercado managed to carve out a normal life for herself and pursued her passion in fashion. 

While working as a reporter for a fashion magazine, she met Nicola Formichetti, the artistic director for the Diesel fashion house, and a few months later, she chanced upon a casting call from Diesel; they were looking for young, hip models that represented a variety of cultural backgrounds. She applied for it just for laughs.

Guess what? Yes,she was selected to be the face of Diesel in their next campaign.

8.The 85-year-old Woman Model

A model's high-flying career generally does not last beyond the age of 40. It is an industry obsessed with youth, beauty and vigor. 

Daphne Selfe though, has challenged and beaten the system showing the entire world that beauty lies within people of all different ages, even senior citizens. 

This grandmother has had 60 years of experience in modeling thanks to her striking features, long silver locks, dignified expression and graceful posture. 

At the age of 85, she is Britain's oldest catwalk model, strutting down runways for Dolce & Gabbana, Tata-Naka and Michiko Koshino.

7.The Cross-eyed Female Model 

Moffy has everything a modeling agency will look for in a model. She is young and beautiful with a set of luscious, pouty lips and endowed with the right body measurements. 

But there is something that sets Moffy apart from other mainstream models, and that is that Moffy is cross-eyed. 

While most aspiring-models are turned away for their physical flaws that could be as minute as a mole on the neck, Moffy's strabismus which is a condition in which the yes are not properly aligned with each other, was what helped her break into the fashion world. 

6.The Woman Who Models as both Male and Female


Unlike Casey Legler, this Swedish beauty does not exclusively model for just one gender. Erika Linder works both as a male and female model and makes both her personalities look so incredibly good looking that you will question your sexuality in more ways than one.

5.The Former Marine Amputee Who Works as a Fitness Model


Tall, dark and handsome, 24-year-old Minksy looks like your typical poster hunk. His tattooed, finely chiseled body that looks like it has been sculpted out of marble will be the first thing people notice first before his prosthetic leg. 

4.The Plus- Size Model Who Holds The Record for World's Largest Hips


Mikel Ruffinelli, of Los Angeles, CA, holds the world record for the largest natural hips which measure a whooping 2.4 meters in circumference. 

The plus-size model is extremely comfortable in her own skin. She is proud of her figure and does not want to lose weight even though she gets insulted very often in public. She models for a website that features big and beautiful women, earning at least US$1,000 per shoot. Indeed, her hips don't lie. 

3.The Woman Who Holds The Record For World's Tallest Model


Amazon Eve, 34, is the world's tallest model. Eve, who is also known as Erika Ervin, can easily make any man feel emasculated, towering above them at a height of 2.02 meters. She first began modelling 4 years ago when she appeared on the Zoo Weekly magazine front cover.   

She has also worked as a political lobbyist, paralegal and personal trainer. Additionally, she also makes money by challenging men to wrestle her for a $400 fee. 

2.The 72-year-old Grandpa Who Models Teen Girl Outfits


Liu Xianping from China is the first elderly male model to reach Internet stardom by modeling girls' clothes. 

In 2012, photos of the 72-year-old skinny Chinese man modeling stylish clothes that young women would wear, went viral online. His granddaughter had posted them on China's largest retail website. What started as them just fooling around resulted in a massive advertising campaign for her store. 

1.The Ugly Men and Women That Are Part of a Modeling Agency for Ugly People 

Even ugliness is coveted in the weird world of fashion. Ugly Models, a modeling agency in London specializes in providing companies with actors and models whose appearance is simply bizarre.  

Like most agencies, Ugly offers "girls" and "guys." But it also has categories for "wee folks" (dwarves), "thugs" (exactly what you think), "bikers," "twins," "bodies" (bodybuilders) and "x-files" (often people with an extreme number of tattoos or body piercings).

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