Particularly throughout adolescence, having unusual facial characteristics can have a significant impact on a person’s life and self-esteem. The main character in our novel experienced exactly what was described above.
The nose Justin Stewart was born with had a pretty peculiar form. With his nostrils resting squarely on his skin, it was nearly nonexistent.
The name of this ailment is “fronto-nasal dysplasia.” Justin experienced misconceptions and taunting from his friends because of his distinctive facial features.
His fellow students would frequently make fun of him and make comparisons to Voldemort from the Harry Potter books. As a result of his self-consciousness, Justin started to withdraw, staying away from people and mirrors.
However, Justin’s mother constantly encouraged him and referred to his nose as “unique” since she thought her son was valuable. Justin gradually overcame his timidity and emerged from his melancholy mood thanks to her continuous love and support.
After learning about social media, Justin made the decision to start his own Instagram account. To his amazement, he received a ton of support from online strangers who left uplifting comments.
Unexpectedly, a major modeling agency also extended a collaborative offer to Justin.
Justin initially struggled to accept that this was actually happening. He had to develop his posing skills, collaborate with the photographers, and feel at ease in front of the camera.
Justin, who had never liked being photographed previously, found this to be very difficult. His “unique” nose and inherent artistic talent, however, helped him succeed.
Justin is a well-known model today, working with renowned companies like Tommy Hilfiger, Wrangler, and Adidas.