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Harnaam Kaur: Bearded model opens Marianna Harutunian Royal Fashion Day show

 The Hawk |  2016-03-05 08:30:04.0  0  Comments

Harnaam Kaur: Bearded model opens Marianna Harutunian Royal Fashion Day show

A body positivity campaigner and model who was bullied throughout her childhood has issued a defiant message to her bullies after opening a fashion show. Harnaam Kaur has polycystic ovary syndrome, a hormonal condition that causes her to grow excess facial hair. After years of trying to hide her condition by having painful waxes up to three times a week, the 25-year-old from Slough now embraces her facial hair. She joined Tess Holliday�s anti-body shaming�effyourbeautystandards team three months ago and modelled for Urban Bridesmaid Photography in a series of photos that went viral. Kaur�made her debut on the catwalk by opening the Marianna Harutunian Royal Fashion Day show last week while wearing her traditional Sikh turban, a navy dress and black heels. Kaur wrote about opening the show on Instagram after years of being taunted for her condition. �I grew up watching America's next top model, and I admired Tyra Banks whole heartedly,� Kaur wrote. �I always wanted to be like the pretty models, so I remember copying the way they posed and walked. I grew up being told I was to [sic] fat, ugly, and disgusting to even model... I used to look at models and tell myself that I will never ever be able to do what they are doing. I am not pretty enough or beautiful enough and I don't have the 'right' body type.� �I was laughed at when I said I wanted to model. Jokes on my bullies. �I was lucky enough to walk for @mariannaharutunian as the first bearded lady to walk for a celebrity jewellery designer. I was humbled to be the first model to walk and open the show for #royalfashionday with the portrait of the legendary #davidbowie looking down on me!� --Heather Saul

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