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Sara Geurts: 26 Year Old Wrinkled Model & Her Inspiring Story

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Sara Geurts is a 26-year-old woman who has learned how to love and accept herself despite her skin condition, something that many people find hard to do in today’s time. Her truly inspiring story goes to show that you don’t get to give up just because life has treated you unfairly than others in some ways. It’s not all about the way you look, it’s about the way you feel. The most important thing in the world is to feel comfortable in your own skin, and there’s no one better than Sara to show us how it’s done.

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Sara Geurts was only 10 years old when she was diagnosed with a skin condition called Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome. Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome is a connective tissue disorder that is caused by a genetic mutation. It can affect many parts of the body, namely the bones, the skin, and the blood vessels. It reduces the body’s capability of producing collagen. Collagen is a structural protein that performs many functions in the body, including giving the skin its elasticity and firmness. Sara, who is half-Korean has Dermatosparaxis which means that her skin becomes prematurely wrinkled. “Upon serious self-evaluation, I realized my insecurities caused me to lack any confidence, which had an impact on all of my social and personal relationships,” she wrote in an essay. “I observed that hating certain parts of myself and body triggered my unhealthy mindset, which others sensed as well.”

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“I aim to break society’s transparent barriers of perfection. Barriers that subliminally tell us all to be perfect in all aspects of life, work, social and personal interactions,” she said in her essay. “‘Be this skinny and you’ll be happy,’ ‘Buy this and you’ll be happy,’ ‘Look this way and you’ll be happy.’ Really? It is the imperfection that makes us perfect and is where true beauty lies. A reminder we all need: love your body, love yourself, be gentle with your body, be gentle with yourself.” Sara’s main motivation for becoming a model and sharing her story is to raise awareness and help other people embrace the way they look and realize that they are beautiful just the way they are.

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