Nastya Zhidkova is albine. Albinism is a genetic condition pathology that stems from the lack of pigmentation or melanin in eyes, skin and hair on a person or animal.
It is estimated that only one in 17,000 people are born with this condition, bringing upon them serious problems ranging from eye problems (such as limited vision, photophobia and involuntary movement of the eyes) to extreme skin sensitivity, condition that makes them dangerously susceptible to skin cancer.
As if health problems were not enough, the stigma of demonized beings with which they are labeled in some African societies, have left them in a situation of preys in what is a real hunt in the area, since this image of “cursed “comes embedded with several myths ranging from that sex with an albino is the cure HIV to the talismanic power of their dead bodies, capable to overcome even death. The appalling consequences of such ideas are not hard to imagine…
And its having turned the cards of this “curse” what makes Nastya Zhidkova more than just a model. In such a silent world towards the albino beauty like the fashion world, this new icon of the Russian beauty makes of her condition the epitomization of her charm, shaking the board of social aesthetic parameters and showing us all the beautiful face of albinism.
Next, we present a photographic selection of Nastya Zhidkova.