Do you feel that fashion models and celebrities are born perfect? Well, think again! They are just like normal human beings. Sure - they look attractive and gorgeous before the camera, but they develop diseases too. It is quite inspiring to see that the fashion industry has given us new meanings of life. These days, we can choose branded clothes, footwear, and fashion accessories. The models that represent these products often suffer from mental and physical illnesses. The most admirable thing is that they never let the health issues become an obstacle in their career. If you think that you cannot be as flawless a celebrity or a supermodel, then take a look at the top fashion models who are battling with chronic diseases or disabilities.

Christy Turlington

Christy Turlington is suffering from the lung disease Emphysema. While this chronic complication has many treatment solutions, Christy has not been able to get rid of it. Emphysema primarily happens when the lung airways are obstructed. The victims of the disease suffer from difficult breathing. Reportedly, Turlington takes her medicines regularly and depends on a range of therapies. At the same time, she follows a strict diet plan and does take in exercise. The successful female model has cited yoga as her primary defense.

Rebekah Marine

Now famous globally as the “Bionic Model,” Rebekah Marine was born without a forearm. Her parents hid this secret from their relatives and close friends for many years, but all in vain. Now everyone knows Marine is the victim of chronic disability.

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Besides being a prominent model, Marine works as a motivational speaker and a philanthropist. She is often spotted gracing fashion shows with her elegant and state-of-the-art outfits. We appreciate Rebekah because she now uses a technologically advanced forearm and does not feel shy to tell the world about it. You can find her on the covers of TIME, People, Cosmopolitan, and Teen Vogue.

Jillian Mercado

The Modeling industry has made huge gains in the recent years. Just look at Jillian Mercado; how beautiful, attractive and gorgeous she is. Jillian broke the records of former supermodels when she entered the fashion industry. Undoubtedly, she is a beauty to die for. The model suffers from Muscular Dystrophy and had been confined to a wheelchair since she was only of 12. Mercado has battled the disease to a great extent. She is featured in dozens of commercials of the iconic Diesel brand.

Melanie Gaydos

If you have seen a victim of Ectodermal Dysplasia, you know this genetic disorder leaves you bald. It means the hair never grows and this sounds scary. But when we look at Melanie Gaydos, we feel proud because this lady has managed to battle the disease wonderfully. This diva never lets the chronic problem hold her back. She regularly participates in her fashion shows and graces the covers of beauty magazines.