Girl Chose Not To Remove Her Birthmark When Everyone Said It Is Ugly. This Is The Reason Why

With the advent of plastic surgeries, laser treatments, and many other ways, people now remove their birthmarks. Reason being they find it unattractive or anyone else tells them that it is ugly. There are very few people who in spite of these methods available chose to live with them.


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There is one such Brazilian girl who didn’t get her birthmark remove. 24-year-old Mariana Mendes was born with a birthmark on her face. The birthmark covers the major portion of her face. But that didn’t stop her from modeling.


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Many people told her that it looks ugly and she should get that removed. However, she refused to do that. That is because she feels beautiful the way she is and feels different from others because of the mark.

I feel more beautiful and totally different from other people because I have a nevus,” she said


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The mark covers her right eye, right side of the cheek and some part of the nose. This birthmark is called congenital melanocytic nevus.

Congenital melanocytic nevus is very rare and it happens to one in every 20,000 babies. The reason behind this birthmark is a pigment underneath the skin which makes the area darker.


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When she was 5 years old, she went through a laser surgery to reduce this mark. Her mother wanted to remove it because she was afraid that her daughter would be bullied in school. However, now the situation is totally different.

This 24-year-old girl feels proud of it as she feels different from others. Unlike others she doesn’t want to remove her birthmark.


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She says, “I feel more beautiful and totally different from other people because I have a nevus. There are many people who stare and who don’t like it, but I don’t care. I have been told by a few people that it’s “ugly” or “strange”, but it doesn’t bother me. That’s just their opinion and I think it’s beautiful.

She further added, “A lot of people ask me about my birthmark, sometimes they think it’s makeup or a tattoo but I don’t mind and explain it to them. I’m proud of having a nevus, it’s a part of who I am and how I learn to like myself.”