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Model Business as a Rescue: the Story of Refilve Modisell

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Modern standards of beauty allow the most diverse people to try themselves in the role of models. One of these people was Refilve Modisell. She was born in the province of Gauteng in South Africa, but at the age of four she moved to Johannesburg with her family, but she could not live in comfortable conditions there either.

The reason for this was the fact that Refilve was born an albino with blue eyes, and as you know, in African countries, many people consider this a curse.

While still very young, Refilve was forced to hear a lot of unflattering things addressed to her and for a long time could not accept the fact that she was born with such a terrible disease for Africa. Residents allowed various rumors about the Modisell family and tried in every way to annoy her, considering them an inferior unit of society. Harassment, lack of work, threats, violence - all this had to endure the future model in his childhood.

Many agencies were afraid to cooperate with an albino woman, so at the very beginning of a fashion model, Refilve faced many refusals, but decided to fight to the end both for her career and for her rights. It was an example of Modisell that inspired other girls with albinism, one of which was the famous model called Tando Hopa.

After graduating from school in Johannesburg, the girl went to college, where she studied advertising business, and graduated from college with honors, simultaneously trying to find an agency ready to cooperate with it. In 2005, Refilve succeeded, and she took part in the David Tlale show, after which she began to appear on the pages of African newspapers and magazines.

In 2012, Modisell signed a contract with Black River FC and became the face of their summer advertising campaign called LEGiT, thanks to which she gained the opportunity to express herself not only on the Internet and in print media, but also on television. It was this appearance on TV that Refilve was able to draw people's attention to the problems of albinism in South Africa.

Difficult childhood, constant insults and oppression did not prevent Modisell from realizing his dream and associating himself with the fashion industry. The woman gained respect and acceptance of her unusual nature for Africa and was able to give a green light to the modeling business for other girls with albinism.

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