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35 People Who Became Famous For Their Rare Appearances

Monica April 20, 2022
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10. Thando Hopa

Hopa is the first woman with albinism to be featured on the cover of Vogue. Now that’s a lifetime achievement. Through her acceptance and love of her condition, she made her way to fame. This is yet another person who became famous because of their rare appearances. Previously, Gert-Johan Coetzee scouted her, who hoped to portray albinism positively. Eventually, in 2018, Hopa made her way to fame and was recognized by BBC with the 100 Women award from BBC, because of her diversity (via Wikipedia).

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9. Ilka Brühl

Born with a cleft nose and lip, Ilka Brühl is famous because of these beautiful rare appearances. While she was in the womb, part of her face hadn’t grown together properly. As she grew older, she withdrew, until she was in her twenties, when she began to truly accept who she is. She’s yet another inspiration on this list that motivates us to love ourselves, just as we are. Brühl hopes to recreate a new definition of beauty (via Deutschland Funk Nova).


8. Daphne Groeneveld

Daphne Groeneveld, a Dutch model, is the face of Tom Ford Beauty. Her face is quite striking, with many rare appearances that, together, make her look incredibly unique. She appeared on the 2010 December/January cover of Vogue Paris and is considered a supermodel by some people (via Wikipedia).


7. Arina Lubiteleva

With over 140,000 followers on Instagram, Arina Lubiteleva is famous for her travels and adventures. She’s one of the most beautiful women in the world with some of the most spectacular rare appearances, most notably her height. She has stunning blue eyes and soft brown hair. Her remarkable features make her stand out from the rest of the crowd (via Famous Birthdays).


6. Nyadak Thot

Nyadak Thot, also known as ‘Duckie’ Thot, is an Australian model who became famous because of her beautiful, rare appearance. She played the lead role in the Alice in Wonderland-inspired 2018 Pirelli Calendar. She’s also the face of Fenty Beauty. She’s stunning, to say the least, and sports many different hairstyles and looks (via Wikipedia).

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5. Madeline Stuart

One thing about society today is that everyone has the potential to become famous, no matter what. Madeline Stuart is an Australian model with down syndrome and the world’s first professional model with down syndrome. She’s walked Paris fashion week, Russian fashion week, and even Mercedes Benz fashion week. Stuart is an inspiration to all of us. It goes to show you that no matter what, you can accomplish anything you put your mind to. Also, she has over 300,000 followers on her Instagram and is one of the most inspirational people who became famous because of their rare appearances (via Wikipedia).


4. Swantje Paulina

Swantje Paulina is another Instagram influencer with a gorgeous constellation of freckles on her face. Also, she has over 500,000 followers on her Instagram platform. She’s known for her long lashes, gorgeous blonde hair, piercing blue eyes, and freckled face. Because of her many rare appearances put together, she’s famous. Occasionally, she posts photos with her dog Boomi on Instagram (via Famous Birthdays).

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3. Mirian Njoh

Mirian Njoh is a West African multi-hyphenate who became famous because of her rare appearance. She’s very talented, and partakes in photography, styling, modeling, and creating content for her social media. “For as long as I can remember, I’ve always explored different ways to embrace and express my creativity,” she said. “As a kid, I did a lot of illustrations and paintings, and was an avid writer. I also made music, began sewing, and started learning ceramics, graphic design, and photography” (via Lofficiel Singapore). She claimed her way to fame and is an inspiration to us all.


2. Elisany Da Cruz Silva

Meet Elisany da Cruz Silva, the world’s tallest teenage girl. She’s 6′ 8″ (203.2 cm) tall and lives in Brazil. Interestingly enough, a tumor on her pituitary gland affected her height, since the pituitary gland regulates growth. When she was younger, Elisany was too tall to ride the school bus. She also suffered from teasing from her classmates, something that unfortunately happens often when we are young. Elisany has a boyfriend, who’s 1′ 4″ shorter than her. They’re one of the cutest couples we’ve seen. Her boyfriend, Francinaldo da Silva Carvalho, 22, said “I feel free and relaxed as a person and don’t care what people say” (via Viola).

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1. Laura O’Grady

Another beautiful model on the list, Laura O’Grady’s featured in Elle UK, 10 Magazine, and Idol Magazine. She has striking features, and one of the rarest, most beautiful appearance on this list. Also, she puts her hair in different styles and is seen making many different faces (via Fashion Encyclopedia).