Natalia Castellar—a 17-year-old Puerto Rican model who was bullied because of her bushy eyebrows—is now being tapped to pose for top fashion and beauty brands such as NARS and Mansur Gavriel.
In fact, Natalia has just signed a contract with NEXT Models.
"Natalia revealed that she was teased about her eyebrows when she was younger and still gets abuse from commenters online," reports Metro.
In her W Magazine interview, Natalia disclosed, "When I was younger, they were all anyone would point out. I was bullied terribly because of how thick and long they were, so I wanted to shave them down."
She added, "Now, I don't care if they stay trendy or not, I love my eyebrows. They set me aside from other models. They’re my trademark, and I wish I would have embraced them sooner."
This story originally appeared on Cosmo.ph.
* Minor edits have been made by the Candymag.com editors.