A composite image shows potential models during a casting at the UGLY model agency in London on January 25, 2018.
/ AFP / BEN STANSALL / TO GO WITH AFP STORY by EDOAURD GUIHAIRE
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LONDON: Long necks, large chins, flapping ears, crooked noses: welcome to Ugly Models, a London modeling agency of a different stripe, where imperfections are celebrated. Fashion Week opens in the British capital Friday, and among the legions of models strutting down the catwalk, several will come from Ugly Models.Kris Chesney, an ex-rugby player with Toulon and Saracens, is a man mountain at nearly two meters tall and weighing 135 kilograms.With his shaved head, tattooed arms, rugged face, and body bearing the marks of countless scrums, he is perhaps an unlikely male model.Others models are on more of a personal mission.Sheerah Ravindren, a petite 22-year-old model just 1.61 meters tall, comes from Sri Lanka and says she's a "militant immigrant model".
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