Cassandra Bankson is plagued by severe acne, but the 19-year-old doesn’t let it stop her from being a model.


Cassandra went from being bullied to walking the catwalk in this year’s New York Fashion Week after she became an internet sensation for posting beauty tips on how to hide acne with makeup. After almost 40 million Youtube views, Cassandra is now a cosmetics pro.

“I used to sit back and let acne ruin my life,” she told the NY Post, adding that she got her first pimple at age 9 and was diagnosed with cystic acne at 14. “But it got to the point where I needed to do something to get myself out of the rut.”

Now Cassandra has multiple videos on Youtube about acne and beauty tips in which viewers watch her transformation from acne-riddled teens to flawless model.