Beyond proud of our model Corinne Labbée, undeterred after alopecia diagnosisFebruary 17, 2019
It’s a throwback to one year ago when the news about Corinne’s incredible story broke all over the world.
It’s a throwback to one year ago when the news broke. The story of this young woman who faced an inner battle with a diagnosis that changed her forever. Undeterred and resilient she chose to face the new stares and show her beauty to the world regardless of what some would call a shocking diagnosis.
Now on a mission to change the way people perceive beauty on her journey of her embracing her own allure while being diagnosed with an auto-immune disease.
She’s discovered a passion to help women uncover their own story and embrace their own beauty.
‘” I was ten when I was diagnosed with alopecia, an autoimmune disease causing hair loss. I lost all my hair in only a month. The thing is, when you’re ten years old, you want to “fit in”. You want to be accepted. You really don’t want to be that kid who’s different. That’s why I decided to hide it and lie to everyone, including my closest friends. I was so ashamed of myself. I thought that if I couldn’t even like myself without hair then nobody would.
I was wearing a wig everyday back then, but it never looked exactly like my own hair. I remember I used to avoid mirrors because they reminded me of how miserable I was. I knew I shouldn’t let my physical appearance define me, but I also knew that kids at my school wouldn’t understand my condition, and showing it and having to answer questions about it would only make it worse. After two years, my hair grew back, but soon I started to have bald patches. Once again I hid my condition. I used makeup to paint my head and always styled my hair in a certain way so my patches wouldn’t show. This lasted about eight years. I was always feeling bad about lying and feeling like I was holding myself back from accepting my condition and developing self-love. “
Here are a few of the articles published about her incredible story: