Top Ghanaian model Belinda Baidoo, says the ‘tribal mark’ on her face has been a key feature that has made her a favourite of photographers in the international modeling scene.
According to her, life was tough for her while growing up in Ghana as she became the target of bullies who laughed at her because of her facial mark.
Her uniqueness, however, is what is earning her some cheques currently and making her attractive to foreign markets.
In an interview on Adom TV, Belinda Baidoo revealed she won the heart of many photographers, including an American who selected her for an iconic photoshoot.
According to her, the photographer was intrigued by the mark on her face, and focused the shot such that her tribal mark will stand out.
Till date, the black and white photograph remains one of Belinda’s bestseller and her personal favourite.
Following that shoot, Belinda has had the opportunity to model for major international brands and also feature on stare-worthy billboard covers.
Asked if she would like to close the scar, the model indicated that she would never change anything about her, since her collective features are what pays her bills.
The Takoradi-born model arrived in the fashion scene after winning Top Model Afrique 1998. She then went on to sign with Q Model Management in New York and is now represented by MSA Models which is also based in New York. She has been on billboard advertisements in New York’s Famous Times Square.
Her work for prestigious fashion clients includes the likes of L’Oreal, Nike, Giorgio Armani, Ralph Lauren, Clairol, African Pride, Mizani, Victoria Secret, Donna Karen, Marc Jacobs, MAC Cosmetics, Target, Clinique, Guinness, Motorola, Vogue, Essence, Cosmopolitan, Pride and Canoe.
She is currently an ambassador for GTP Ghana.
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