Kylie Bamberger took a stand for herself many years ago after alopecia struck in high school. The condition, in which one’s immune system mistakenly attacks hair follicles, causes hair loss across the body. In college, Bamberger began to shun the wigs and hats that can be common with this condition — a confidence that clearly led up to her wedding day when she refused to cover her baldness.
Bamberger, 27, got married in Los Angeles last October sporting a beautiful headband and looked absolutely radiant. The Southern California beauty resides in the region with her husband and keeps an active social media presence via her Instagram page. Much in Bamberger’s posts is about embracing the hair loss and showing that beauty comes in all shapes, sizes and looks.
While she initially tried to hide her condition, which robbed her of all the hair on her body, Bamberger has become something of a spokeswoman for body positivity and self-confidence against all odds. In a conversation with Inside Edition last week, Bamberger told the outlet, “There was no way I was going to wear a wig at my wedding.”
Bamberger also shared with the outlet that strangers often come up to her believing she’s dealing with cancer, and she patiently explains her condition. She even said that strangers come up and hug her, but she takes it all in stride as part of being a beacon of positivity.
“I really enjoy standing out and feeling different,” added Bamberger.
Bamberger employs her natural good looks and charm to show the world being beautiful isn’t always about mirroring whatever standards others have. As an inspirational speaker, Bamberger goes to schools and other public engagements sharing her story and spreading the idea that embracing a so-called flaw is one of the first steps in gaining confidence.
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