Watch the woman who hid alopecia for nine years
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A 19-year-old, from Montreal, Canada, was diagnosed with the autoimmune disease when she was ten-years-old.
Corinne Labbé was completely bald within a month after being diagnosed with the disease.
Corinne never told her friends that she had alopecia and used to wear a wig as doctors told her hair would ‘never grow back’.
However, her hair grew back a couple of years after being diagnosed with the disease miraculously.
Corinne went on to become a model and she has now finally embraced her condition after nine years by revealing her bald spots in modeling shots.
Corinne, who contracted with Dulcedo Management, now wants to encourage others with similar conditions.
She said: “A month after being told I had alopecia, I was completely bald and was told by doctors that my hair would never grow back. I really struggled to accept what was happening to me at first, and I became a bit of an introvert because of it and never told my friends.”
“I didn’t want to be judged because I had alopecia and feared what people would say. \I missed a week of school because I refused to leave the house before I had a wig.
I was pretty depressed, my hair which was a massive part of what made me a female was gone.”
She hid her illness from everyone for nine years as she thought no one would like her.
She said: “I lied to so many people around me, even my close friends, so they never knew that I had alopecia.
I didn’t want people to look at me different like I was an alien or sick, I didn’t want their pity.
After my hair started to grow again, I still had areas on my head without hair that would come and go.”
Corinne still have bald spots now but she has now realized that having alopecia makes you unique not ugly.
She added: “I’m embracing my condition now and I hope that proudly showing my bald spots while modeling will help to educate and empower others with the same symptoms.”
“I used to be shy and introverted because of my alopecia, but since growing up I know I don’t want to be that person and I’m not ashamed of it any more.
We need to start talking about the condition as it shouldn’t be a taboo topic, it’s important and that’s what I’m hoping to achieve with my career.”
“I don’t want anyone else to feel the way I did, I want children with alopecia to feel beautiful and worthy.”
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