Dru Presta, a 21-year-old model, has changed the fashion industry forever. Dru, a famous dwarf model is only 3ft and 4 inches tall (1 meter).
Presta is suffering from a rare condition called achondroplasia. There is no other member in her family who has a similar condition. Often, as a child, she was bullied and laughed at – but nothing could stop her from chasing her dreams and inspire people who meet her along the way.
Soon, she moved to LA and starting her modeling career. The success touched her feet and today, Dru Presta has become a famous name in the fashion industry by breaking all the stereotypes in style.
In an interview she said:
“I want everybody in the fashion world just to be accepted. I want anybody to be able to walk that runway just like anybody else, whether you see them rolling down the runway in your wheelchair or on crutches.”
Dru is full of confidence and shares it wasn’t easy for her.
According to Daily Mail, she says “The way people reacted was not the best way for a child forever be exposed to, so, it’s small in diversity. They weren’t quite accepting of the fact of something that was different. Something abnormal.”
Her family was also abused by people in neighborhood when she was a child.
But she has proved time and again that nothing is impossible if you want to look appealing and make a difference.
Dru Presta shares:
“In my family, I am the only dwarf and all of history with my family life. So, they were, kind of, learning as I was learning through my life. They did the best they could, and they did an excellent job.”
And adds further, her family didn’t try to take extra care.
And that’s what made her feel she’s normal, she’s strong and does not need sympathy to live her life gracefully. Her parents were not at all scared to see her go alone outside in general.
Her life took a major turn after graduation.
After graduation, Dru decided to move to LA and give a try to her dream of being a model.
Talking about her decision to chase modeling as career, Dru states:
“I decided to get into this field because I don’t want anyone else to feel like they can’t express themselves in the way I did back home.”
And she adds further
I don’t want them to feel secluded. I don’t want them to feel like they have to wear what everybody else is wearing, just because that’s what offered in our size. I want people to be able to feel as free as I do.”
Dru wants her modeling pictures to help people understand that they can be sexy in any size. No matter if you’re the tallest or shortest in the room, hotness comes in all sizes.
Another major struggle of her life…
Earlier, it was a struggle for Dru to find clothes that would fit her size. Her fashion sense was non-existent because stores didn’t offer clothes that would justify her age in that size.
But now, she enjoys shopping after moving to LA.
Her modeling career has given her the freedom to put on any outfit anything without any fear.
Dru has more than 29,000 followers on Instagram.
And she believes the more popular she becomes, the more she’d be able to help people realize that the size of your dreams matter, not the size of your body.
She wants every human to be accepted equally in our society.
“I want people to be able to feel like they can do it just like anybody else. And I want the fashion world to be able to see that – we’re just like everybody else.”
Indeed, Dru Presta is a great story in herself.
Image source: Her Instagram handle
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