Veronica Beauchamp is a young model and actress who has been suffering from Systemic Lupus and Mixed Connective Tissue Disease for almost three years now.
During her battle with these illnesses, Beauchamp lost her hair and received a lot of criticism from her high-school peers. However, it didn’t stop her from becoming a model and attending a beauty pageant wearing a wig.
“It took me a long time to realize it didn’t matter what others said or thought about me,” Beauchamp shared on Bored Panda. “It was an uphill battle for me to realize that the only way to be truly happy with who you are is to block out what negative people say about you. You can’t count on others for your own happiness. Be who you want to be and let go of those who would rather see you fail.”
She is currently attending college, however, her goal is to model around the world.
Scroll down and take a look at her Instagram account.