Cassandra Naud was born with this bizarre birthmark that covers her left cheek. However instead of removing it, she has decided to make the best of it and not conform to traditional beauty ideals. You go girl!
Many have suggested that she remove it, but she refuses
In fact, she embraces her stand-out appearance
“My birthmark is a huge part of me. It makes me unique and memorable, which is especially important for the career I’ve chosen”
It hasn’t stopped her from finding love, either!
She refused plastic surgery when she learned that it may scar her face
“I don’t often face prejudice, but one agent told me to Photoshop my birthmark out of my head shots”
“Wanting to please, I agreed at first, despite feeling shocked they’d asked. But then I changed my mind”
It wasn’t always easy to be confident – Naud was teased at school
“Their cruel remarks were hard to deal with and I’d often fight back tears. I felt ugly – even if only for that moment”
“Times are changing, so don’t worry about looking normal. Don’t let bullies stop you and be proud of your uniqueness”
“Having a birthmark distinguishes me – and I don’t feel that it has ever held me back”