A girl with albinism was the child of Chinese parents. They decided she was too ugly and placed her in an orphanage.
The baby’s fate, however, took a very different course. Despite having a monochromatic appearance, she rose to fame as a model.
Living in the Netherlands is Xueli Abbing. a child who is born without any melanin, the pigment that gives skin its color, due to congenital albinism, a hereditary condition.
She still does not know her birthday because her biological parents left no information about her.
She claimed that in 2019, she had an X-ray of her hand to determine at the very least her approximation of age. Doctors at the time thought she was 15 years old.
The Chinese government instituted the one child per mother limit after I was born, according to Xueli. My condition was made worse by the way I looked. As a result, kids like myself were either abandoned, imprisoned up, or had their hair painted black.
She struck it lucky when the infant was around 3 years old. She was taken up by a Dutch family that resided in Europe.
She initially tested herself as a model when she was 11 years old. And she was given this chance entirely by chance.
A Hong Kong fashion designer was contacted by Xueli’s biological mother, who then started a campaign called Perfect Flaws. Her professional career was established with the fashion show.
She has already achieved fame and has already been featured in the Italian magazine Vogue 2019.
The girl now adores her job. She is also confident that by dispelling preconceptions about others who share her characteristic, she is improving the world.
However, Xueli also encounters a number of difficulties in her modeling job, where her exceptional appearance is a benefit. She acknowledged that people with albinism are frequently made to pose as ghosts and angels.
“In the modeling world, being physically unique is an advantage, not a problem. This provided me with a platform to spread awareness of albinism. Models who are tall and lean have always been in the industry and will continue to do so. But things have slightly changed.
It’s good that people with physical characteristics are starting to show up in the media more frequently because, in reality, this is pretty normal,” adds the young model.