- A young lady identified as Fatima Timbo has become quite popular on Instagram as a model
- The 21-year-old stands out from the rest as she suffers from dwarfism
- Despite all this challenges, she has grown a powerful confidence that seems to be paying off
For most people suffering from dwarfism, the spotlight isn't exactly their most preferred as their physique tends to draw a lot of unwanted attention, not all being pleasant. For this four foot lady identified as Fatima Timbo, it is entirely a different case.
The 21-year-old suffering from dwarfism has built quite the fan base for herself as a budding Instagram model. Timbo who happens to be the only one suffering from the condition in her family, revealed she wasn't always this confident as she was constantly bullied for her physique.
According to the Timbo who is a finance trainee, revealed that after being bullied throughout high school, she learned to finally accept her condition and in 2017, she kick-started her modelling career, quickly growing her social media following to 4,000.
Despite her growing fame on the social media platforms, Timbo found it hard to be in a relationship. She was later spotted by some reality TV producers and was offered a slot on the popular British reality show, The Undateables.
She revealed that she rejected the offer at first but reconsidered with the hopes of finding love.
One of the producers of the show found me via Instagram and thought I would be great for the show. It came about when'I declined at first because I didn't get past the name of the show. A few months later I reconsidered because I thought of the bigger picture of how I could inspire people and most importantly find love. My time on the The Undateables was great - I had so much fun filming but was I kind of worried about how the public would perceive me."
She further revealed that despite appearing on the show, she finds it hard to find a genuine man and has to fend off men with dwarf fetishes.
With the success of her modelling career, Timbo hopes to make a difference to people in similar conditions.
She said: "In future I plan to become a successful model and I also hope to see attitudes change towards people who have a visible difference. I want people to stop judging a book by its cover and actually get to know the person with a visible difference first because you never know - they could be a great friend to you."
Although Timbo never had it easy growing up with the condition, she revealed she has learned to love herself the way she is and believes her height is not an impediment to what she can achieve in life.
"I feel great now. I feel like I've grown more self-love in myself, as I face new challenges every day. I also I feel like my height has no limit."
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