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‘Bullies referred to as me thick and ugly – however I received final giggle after changing into mannequin’

A lady who was referred to as “ugly” by imply bullies in school had the final giggle after changing into a mannequin.

Laura Shaw, 24, was picked on in school for her seems to be and studying incapacity. She discovered it exhausting to concentrate and a instructor even mentioned she’d by no means “get far in life”.

But these phrases simply made Laura, from Leeds, need to be a mannequin much more – and now she’s strutting her stuff at vogue exhibits, in addition to huge posters.

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Laura mentioned: “They called me gullible. Ugly. Thick. It’s terrible. Even a teacher said I wouldn’t get far in life. I’m proving them wrong. Everyone can do it – no matter what.”



Laura Shaw
Teachers did not assume she’d get anyplace far in life

She was born with studying disabilities which suggests she began strolling late and had bother consuming correctly till older. Laura claimed she received bullied for being in a particular “nurture class”.

The mannequin mentioned: “I got put down loads of times. It’s traumatising.” While she first needed to grow to be an actress, Laura turned to modelling in 2020 and completely liked it.

Now she’s been in vogue weeks in Leeds and gone to Boohoo occasions, however nonetheless has to cope with imply individuals who say she’s not an actual mannequin.



Laura Shaw
Laura was picked on in school

She shared: “I’m working hard. People say I am an inspiration. It doesn’t matter your disability.”

Laura finds some day by day duties like paying payments powerful, however her household is all the time there to assist.

And when requested what her huge dream is, Laura mentioned to mannequin for PrettyLittleThing. She concluded: “That’s my main goal.”

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