Not Your Average Model: 5 Faces To Follow This NYFW

by Marti Rose Shanker · September 11, 2016

Growing up, Barbie dolls were my very own prized possessions in my toy box. They were the perfect addition to my fantasy world in the domain of my imagination - tall, stick-skinny, perfectly symmetrical face proportions, straight bleached white teeth, and smooth silky straight hair. Except for the fact that it gave me the wrong perception of beauty. 

Now, even Barbie dolls have been refurbished, aimed to better fit the realistic body standards of everyday girls and boys of varying ethnicities, body types, and hair. YAS. Like Barbie's shift in its concept of beauty, the real-life modeling industry has also been redefined. And this NYFW season certainly validates that beauty is not universal nor is it near perfect nor is it a "one size fits all." Click through to discover why you should be following these five quirky, multi-talented, and perfectly unique models on Instagram.