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Model With Rare Facial Features Is Challenging Beauty Norms With Gorgeous Photos

By Jonna Ivin-Patton

Ilka Brühl, a 26-year-old German woman, is on a mission to spread empowerment and self-love. Brühl is using photographs of herself and her powerful story to "remind the world that everyone is beautiful."

Brühl began posing for photographer friends two years ago and their positive feedback encouraged the young woman to be her authentic self. 

She said:

There was so much positive feedback, that I got more and more courage to show myself as I am. Pure and unaffected. There is only one way to be ugly: by having an ugly character. No one has to hide because of their appearance!