"We all have scars, some you can see, some you cant. I'm lucky you can see mine"

We just adore Adau's interview with Teen Vogue; 'Meet 5 Models With Facial Scars' by Sue Williamson..

How did you get your scar?
I was three years old and my mom was cooking and left me next to a pot for like five seconds. Somehow I got close to it and started playing with the fire and then the little sparks started flying everywhere and went on my mouth

Do you remember it at all?
No, which is a good thing! I don’t remember the pain

Have you ever thought of getting rid of it?
Of course, last year I spent almost the whole year trying to find the right doctor. I flew to see one doctor who saw it and said he couldn’t do anything. He contacted five other surgeons but none of them could help either. They were like, this scar is 18 years old, surgery or lasers will just make it worse. There was no point. It’s not that big and it doesn’t bother me at all! 

Did people ever say bad things to you?
Growing up, people always said, “You’re never going to get kissed by a guy!” [Laughs.] But, it’s really not a big deal!

How do you feel about it now?
Now I’m starting to embrace it more. I’m starting to appreciate it because I’m unique! I’m in the modeling industry where you have to be perfect, so being able to work with a scar is really good. I feel special!

You are! What advice would you give young girls dealing with something that they feel insecure about?
Embrace it! People are going to bully you throughout life no matter what — that’s life. People will have opinions and always dislike something about you. You have to love yourself first because if someone doesn’t like something about you, and you don’t like it yourself, that’s going to knock you out

What do you do when people ask you about it?
Most of the time, people come up to me and tell my I have chocolate on my mouth. [Laughs.] And I’m trying to wipe it off and they’re like, it’s still there! Then I have to say, it’s not chocolate, it’s a scar… It’s funny sometimes, I just laugh! And if they want to know the story behind it, I tell them. I was young, there’s nothing to be embarrassed about! We all have scars, some you can see, some you can’t. I’m lucky you can see mine


Photography: Jai Odell | Styling: Jaime Kay Waxman | Makeup: Emi Kaneko | Nails: Holly Falcone | Hair: Brian Buenaventura


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