She Was Invited To Star In A Documentary Called 'Too Ugly For Love.' Her Response Was Fabulous.

Tell 'em, girl!

Meet Alexandra Harford, a 23-year-old character artist from Staffordshire, England.


In case you're wondering how that big red stain got on Alexandra's face, be assure that it wasn't an unexpected blush explosion during a makeup sesh.

Alexandra, who likes to go by Lexxie or Silvyen, was born with heterochromia — a genetic condition that causes a difference in coloration. Heterochromia usually affects eyes, but can also occur in hair and skin.

If you know someone whose one eye is blue and the other is brown, that's very likel heterochromia. If you know someone with a white patch in their hair, that might also be heterochromia. 

In Lexxie's case, it's the birthmark on the side of her face.

Harford says she was around 9 years old when she first realized other people see her as different because of the birthmark.

"I was actually quite obese as a child. That's always taken a stronger presence in my mind over my birthmark," Lexxie told A Plus.

However, after noticing other people's reactions, Harford became more self-conscious about her condition. During her teenage years, she started covering up her birthmark daily, although she says she was never bullied because of it.

But then, a few years later, Lexxie decided to embrace her unique beauty and stopped using makeup to hide her heterochromia.

"It wasn't really an epiphany or anything like that. I simply realized I didn't want to do it anymore, and I never looked back," she said.

Lexxie said that after posting her photos online, she got messages from other people who also have birthmarks and either hide them, or expose them.

"Even I didn't realize the amount of people who cover up their large, facial birthmarks, and that really upset me," Harford told A Plus.

"I love beauty, I love fashion, and I know a lot of people who don't feel as if they can explore those things because they're different," Lexxie admitted while talking about why she wants to bring more awareness to genetic conditions like heterochromia.

Recently, she's been given a chance thanks to the absurd offers she received from a few TV shows.

According to Harford, she was contacted by a booking agent on Instagram about the possibility of featuring her on one of his TV shows. Without knowing what show it was, Harford replied with interest. 

Apparently, it was a reality documentary series "Too Ugly For Love" that features people with disabilities and serious medical conditions.

"He was very blasé. He tried to cover it and tried to make it prettier than it was. I had to say to him, 'Look, I don't really have a place on the show you're scouting for," Harford told ABC News about her encounter. 

"I had to explain to him that it would only confuse people about what birthmarks are. I didn't want to them to be painted in such a negative light," Lexxie told A Plus.

Check out this other story about a girl who, instead of resenting a hairy birthmark on her face, chose to embrace her individuality and remember — you are oh so beautiful and don't let anyone tell you otherwise!

(H/T: ABC News)


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