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Saturday, 5 March 2016

Man with vitiligo who was suicidal after being bullied becomes a model

Darius Vernon who grew up shy, spent the past 14 years avoiding women after a chronic skin condition reduced his self esteem. Darius who is from Willesden, North London, suffers from vitiligo - a condition that causes the skin to lose its pigmentation creating white patches on the body. We've seen women who have vitiligo who have become models, Darius has also become a model after being able to overcome his insecurities.



Darius said as a teenager, he was always bullied and made fun of because of his skin condition and that he even considered killing himself at one point.

Darius first showed symptoms of vitiligo when he was just 12 years old.
Vitiligo can be caused by stress and after the death of his grandmother, Darius started losing the pigmentation in his hands and then it traveled to the rest of his body.
He said:
'I went to the doctors in 2000 and they diagnosed me with vitiligo. 'I remember holding my mum's hands and squeezing them because the name just sounded so scary.'
He said he was offered cream and makeup to cover the patches but he preferred to hide them with clothes.

Fortunately, he got discovered by model scouts on Instagram and has since been modeling for different brands. Now he is looking to find a partner who is willing to love him with his flaws.
He said:
 'I was handed this physical difference and there were no instructions to go with it - you don't know how to deal with vitiligo.
'I spent years hating myself and the way I looked because of the ignorance of other people - but now I'm proud of who I am."



Source: Daily Mail

83 comments:

ify said...

Wow! But this cnt happen in Nigeria. We discriminate alot

Nnenne George said...

He's still handsome.. 😘

Charles Okafor said...

Ehyaa..
Its well biko















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Sylvia said...

Good one... U dnt Av to die for people... U Av the right to live... Ur vitiligo patches are not bad enough to kill urself.... Lips...elbows and hands......

Teemah Salau said...

An he is cute

Joyous babe,Linda ikeji first cousin said...

Good for him

starshine said...

He looks very fine with his hands like that

Iphie Abraham said...

Am glad he didn't allow it discourage him to move on in life.









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Eddy Ogbunambala said...

Handsome man

Davido's driver said...

Is he wearing hand gloves?

Pretty face said...

Wao, he really looks good. Good to know hes overcome the depression his medical condition bring

Amos Mohammed said...

Fine guy.

Edem victor said...

Good for him


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kayode odusanya said...

He got nice tattoos. This is the complication Michael Jackson had that made him bleach his skin. But this guy's own is not so serious...I guess it is just some parts of his hands that are affected.




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ukwumaka theophilus said...

ThankGod for his life.






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ROYAL PRIESTHOOD said...

All d best to him.

Saheed Oluwasegun said...

That is what i call channelling ones negativity to positivity.

Anthony Sylvanus said...

Good luck man


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Daniel Pam said...

His condition, isn't that chronic, compare to other people I saw; Them living with it....

Long live the Queen...
(Linda Ikeji)...

ahabike daniel said...

No mind them.they don't want us to win but let's win more

Fola said...

Aww good for him but chills is own ain't that much compared to Winnie...

chinyere peace said...

Good for him

nekkymighty said...

And he's handsome,pray u find a good partner...fine man!

Anonymous said...

U need 2 be proud o. U r hot.pple dey find dis body dem nor see.

Ndubisi Tochukwu said...

More blessings

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Theresa Egan said...

Awwwwnnn, he used his condition to the best advantage. That's the spirit man!!!

JAGABAN said...

Please,does this mean he is Olajumoke's colleague now?As in if they come for a wedding in Akure,they will be under the same canopy?

TheRealAkon said...

Good for him . Looks gorgeous and very handsome .

Anonymous said...

He is handsome, but let's be real here, it is not cute....@@@@@BiaBia 😕😕😕😕😕😕😕😕😕😕😕😕😕😕😕😕😕😕

linda's bestie said...

I love his smile

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christiana christiana said...

Lol..his own is eben sexy



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Lora Xjay said...

Handsome guy

Lora Xjay said...

Handsome guy

Olaaliu said...

Nice guy

Anonymous said...

And he is bald.. Wow a plus even.. Be proud of who you are...

Anonymous said...

Eya good one

mira cookie said...

Awwwwn

PETER IFEANYICHUKWU said...

Thank God you did not kill yourself, you would have been in hell by now but those your tattoos are abomination to God

Ogenah Boris said...

Happy for him. Is always good to have strong mentality

Oslo King said...

Imagine

Apple Berry said...

And he went to gaan draw tattoos again... Nice smile tho

signor bobby jay said...

Okay o

Juliet Iwuno said...

He is looking good. Linda take note!

Ada-mbaise said...

odikwa sexy !

libers take note!

nene kalu said...

Guy u re Cutie!if Na Nija U dey! U for don Marry!

Funmilola Fubara said...

Wow! The guy ain't bad tho

Ifechukwu Chioke said...

Tats made him look irritating. More Instagram followers for you

Anonymous said...

Awwww! Nice but the tats spoilt it for me.

Jude Akinwole said...

In as much as i detest & abhor tattoos, he made the best of the situation with his!

ultra said...

Abasha.. disgusting!.. Ds guy b looking like wall gecko.. how can I swallow eba now?

Barbara Adolph said...

Gorgeous being

udeze obumneme said...

Congrats.

alan blessing said...

Cool

Adenike Bamigboye said...

That's gud,but these tattoo much oo.

Adaobilinda her sexcellency said...

Thank God he's proud of himself. Interested ladies u can go n be hooked.

Demmy said...

Awww! May he find bone of bone. It doesn't pose any danger at all

Bertila Clu said...

Smilin..........huh huh datz soo cool dat u are modellin nau buh dnt worri smone will luv u more dan u can evin imagine.

vinna saviour said...

Am happy that ur happy with ur self...partner ke,just Hv the money and women will be overflow

Anonymous said...

Good looking brother. The only thing I would say....not in reference to his condition....is he needs to balance out his body more. Get to the squats in the gym bro! Upper body and lower body is waaayyyy too disproportionate! Looking like Hellboy up top and Fido Dido on the bottom! No Bueno! Many blessings.

christie benjamin said...

Confidence is a thing if you don't have it then fake it....nice body tho

teddy juliet said...

I love the way he is...his cute but am from Nigeria can he love me back and take me as his lover???

Oluwasegun Akinbamowo said...

The world is always scared of anything different. When you're that different thing, its always harder

Di Mateo Xavie said...

That's the spirit man

Victoria Oddiri said...

He still looks cute anyways.




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chommy said...

Cute guy. Linda observe!

green kelly said...

nawa oo

Anthony Adeyemi said...

He's still cute

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I MUST WIN LINDA GIVEAWAY said...

And he is cute

Miz Naomi said...

I feel sorry for him tho....

Anonymous said...

He is damn cute!

Bertila Clu said...

Smilin......noooo davido's driver. He is sufferin frm skin disorder; datz wat she meant by vitiligo.

Vivian Reginalds said...

Who said ify??? BTW he's even Sexy y all D tattoos?
-D great anonymous now as Vivian Reginalds

favour ezeh said...

Just like that.Abi linda!

maryjane said...

Thank God for your life and move on with your life God will see you through.

Anonymous said...

Ignorance is a disease....

Psalmuelle aka Samstone. said...

Na fine boy now. God go give you correct wifey jawe. All the best.

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Ebi said...

His own no too bad sef...just d hand and lips. There are worst cases. Thank God u didn't commit suicide.

Chisom said...

Ify it can o. I actually do have an uncle who has it. And there is this old man that always acts elder or chief in Nollywood movies who has it too.

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Ade Olasengbe said...

He is not bad

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