The fashion world is akin to beauty standards – young, tall and dangerously skinny – but at just 3ft 4ins tall, Dru Presta is sure to break preconceived notions of beauty. Despite the fact that she is way shorter than most of her catwalk pals, she still got into the fashion industry. She moved to Los Angeles two years ago and it was a big success for her as she was finally able to pursue her passion for fashion and get modelling jobs.
Presta was born with achondroplasia, which is a form of short-limbed dwarfism. Originally from Reno, Nevada, she was bullied for fifteen years.
She describes herself as a “body positive model” whose goal is to show everyone that positive attitude and confidence are keys in this life.
She feels modelling has boosted her confidence a lot and she feels a lot sexier in front of the camera.
“I decided to get into this field because I don’t want anyone else to feel like they can’t express themselves the way I did back home,” she said.
“To find fashionable clothes is probably the most relieving thing in the world,” she said.
She lives her life unbothered because she knows her worth. Answering questions for @revealmagofficial in the UK and I realized that although I’m the only little person in my family, I have had the long journey of surrounding my self with unconditional love and learned true acceptance of who I am. I’m still on the learning road just as everyone else, I take my days one day at time just like everyone else. Just feeling blessed 🙏🏾💛 📸: @angelrod_films
She emphasizes that she want her photos to show that you can be sexy at any size.
I’m so sorry for not posting as much this past week. 🙈 I’ve really learned that life can’t always be black and white, yes and no answers this past month. Things take time to handle and deal with it. This industry takes a lot patience, and so does life. Not everyone can understand you and your ways, but that means you can SEE and UNDERSTAND things beyond what they can. So Slow down. Take a deep breathe. Remind yourself of your confidence, that yes your big butt has trouble fitting into things, and your body weight fluctuates when your don’t want it to but….. ❗️ITS OKAY❗️ YOUR GUYS SUPPORT HAS BEEN EVERYTHING. I LOVE YOU ALL 🔥
Presta has garnered the attention of several media outlets. She dreams of fashion industry open to everyone – whether they are on their wheelchairs or on crutches.
You are more powerful than you know . And they fear the day you discover it. 🌹 @barcroft_tv is giving me a voice, to finally share what it’s truly like living my life as a little person. My series will soon give you a glimpse of what my daily struggles are and how I CONQUER them. @angelrod_films Much love to you and your eye for natural beauty 🙏🏾♥️