Daryl Lindsey
November 18, 2016 5:34 pm

When we heard about a woman who uses glitter to celebrate her facial birthmark, we definitely got excited. Is there a better combo than glitter and body-positivity? (You may not have realized, but we’re big fans of glitter here at HelloGiggles.)

Paige Billiot, a 24-year-old model and actress, has a port-wine stain that covers nearly half her face. Billiot says she spent the early part of her youth hiding her birthmark and trying to cover it up – until she realized something had to change.

“The first day at a new school, I asked the teacher if I could introduce myself. As hard as it was, I got up in front of the whole class, told them who I was and how I was different. I was finally able to breathe, and that’s when I noticed a big change. The bullying stopped almost completely. I realized that a lot of those harsh actions came from a place of fear of the unknown,” she wrote on her Tumblr.

Billiot recently partnered with Curvy Kate, a body-positive lingerie line (um, heck yes!). Her birthmark took center-stage during her shoot, gleaming with a stunning rose gold, metallic finish.

“Bow down to every imperfection and realize that it’s what makes you perfect,” she wrote on her Instagram, which has amassed more than 7,000 followers.

Three cheers for self-love, Paige!

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