Harnaam Kaur is well known for stance on body positivity and the attention her beard brings. Despite people criticizing Kaur for her facial hair, she has not let the haters stop her from doing what she wants. Kaur showed her critics why she is awesome when she opened a show at Royal Fashion Day in the UK.
Kaur posted a photo on Instagram from her walk in Marianna Harutunian’s show and she looks amazing! The photo displays Kaur in a navy dress, gold chain, a traditional Sikh turban and killer black boots. Kaur describes how she used to copy the poses of models as a kid and how she adored America’s Next Top Model. ” I grew up being told I was fat, ugly and disgusting to even model, ” said Kaur. ” I used to look at models and tell myself that I will never be able to do what they are doing. I am not pretty enough or beautiful enough and I don’t have the right body type.” No matter what the critics have said Kaur has shown them that she is not bothered and looks great while strutting down the catwalk.
I grew up watching America’s next top model, and i admired @tyrabanks whole heartedly. I always wanted to be like the pretty models, so i remember copying the way they posed and walked. I grew up being told i was to fat, ugly, and disgusting to even model. I was told i’d never walk the runway. I used to look at models and tell myself that i will never ever be able to do what they are doing. I am not pretty enough or beautiful enough and i dont have the ‘right’ body type. I was laughed at when i said i wanted to model. Jokes on my bullies. I was lucky enough to walk for @mariannaharutunian as the first bearded lady to walk for a celebrity jewellery designer. I was humbled to be the first model to walk and open the show for #royalfashionday with the portrait of the legendary #davidbowie looking down on me! Every path is my runway! Walk with your head up high and ooze confidence always! Xx (my lifes quote) Dreams to come true! A huge thank you to @usfashionsource and @mariannaharutunian for scouting me and allowing me to walk for the jewellery brand. 📷- @jamesalexanderlyon thank you James for capturing a precious moment. Jewellery by @mariannaharutunian Shoes- @jeffreycampbell spiked lita boots Makeup – @loribeemua Dress- @angeshowroom #harnaamkaur #mariannaharutunian #lorrainerobledo #londonfashionweek #lfw #royalfashiondaylondon #royalfashionday #beardedlady #bearderwoman #harnaamkaurdoesrunway #harnaamkaurdoesfashion
Kaur developed polycystic ovary syndrome, a hormonal disorder that caused the excess of hair to grow. After a long period of feeling shame, Kaur decided to grow her beard. Ever since Kaur has been an inspiration and advocate for body positivity.
Prince! Jewellery by @mariannaharutunian @usfashionsource Shoes- @jeffreycampbell spiked lita boots Makeup – @loribeemua Dress- @angeshowroom Photographer- @savannadutcher #harnaamkaur #mariannaharutunian #lorrainerobledo #londonfashionweek #lfw #royalfashiondaylondon #royalfashionday #beardedlady #bearderwoman #harnaamkaurdoesrunway #harnaamkaurdoesfashion
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Kaur is an inspiration to many around the world and proves that you should let the negative words of others stop you from shining. YOU ARE A STAR.