I'm Owning My Skin Condition By Modelling For Glamour

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Model, Jeyza Gary, is redefining public perceptions of beauty while making waves in the fashion world with her unique look. 

Jeyza, 21, from Fayetteville, North Carolina, has a rare genetic skin condition called lamellar ichthyosis which causes her skin to shed every 10 to 12 days, creating a scale-like texture. 

But Jeyza says she looks at herself as a "victor not a victim" and has been wowing casting agents, winning big commissions with national brands like Target. 

In this film we see Jeyza in New York during fashion week for a shoot with Glamour UK - the first shoot she has produced herself. We see Jeyza working with a team of creatives to bring her 70s inspired vision to reality.