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Natalia Castellar has a successful modeling career today thanks to one feature that made her insecure growing up: her thick eyebrows.

“When I was younger they were all anyone would point out,” Castellar, 17, told W Magazine.

She said at one point, she almost shaved them off, until her mom stopped her just in time.

Her sister, a photographer, posted photos of Castellar on Tumblr and Instagram where they quickly got attention from thousands of people. Soon, she was landing modeling gigs with brands like Nars and Mansur Gavriel.

“We need to realize that just because someone’s beauty is different than our own doesn’t mean we’re not beautiful,” Castellar told the Huffington Post. “We need to embrace our diversity and celebrate what makes us, us!”

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