Wet n Wild chose a model with albinism to front their next campaign
Beauty knows no bounds. Diandra Forrest can attest to that statement because she is a model with albinism who just recently snagged the most coveted role for one of the most biggest beauty brands across the country: she is the newest face for Wet n Wild.
Diandra Forrest has made beauty history, she is the first model with albinism to achieve a major role in a national campaign. Aside from that major win, she has also been in amazing fashion shows like Vivienne Westwood, was in a Beyoncé music video, and even hosted her own Ted Talk.
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Diandra landing this account is a big win for people with albinism and women of color in general.
“There are a lot more women of color being represented in a beautiful light,” she told Glamour. “There weren’t for a while, and even just different looking people [you’re seeing a lot more of] — like Winnie Harlow, who has vitiligo. The more models there are with different looks, the more role models there will be. And I think that’s great.”
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Not only is Diandra a badass model, she is also a kickass mom. Is there anything she can’t do? She brought her cute baby girl Rain on the catwalk with her during the Gypsy Sport fashion show.
Diandra hopes to lessen the stigma of albinism in the fashion and beauty industry. Her one goal is “to normalize what albinism was being depicted as,” she says in a Refinery29 article. “I wanted to do it for myself and young girls growing up.”