She survived horrific injuries as a baby, and today she's using her platform to spread joy and inspiration.
She was only two months old when her father, who wanted to have a son, attacked her and her mother with acid while she was breastfeeding. The story of Anmol Rodriguez, a 26-year-old Indian model, is extraordinary.
The young woman has come a long way. Her mother died a few days after the attack, but little Anmol survived her injuries. Severely burned and disfigured, and having lost an eye, she spent five years in hospital.
As no family member wanted to take her in, she was sent to an orphanage where she was cared for. There, the educators made sure that she wasn’t discriminated against or ridiculed by the other children.
“I have only happy memories of my orphanage. I had four friends who were very close to me, and I never thought I would be treated any different than them,” she recalls in an interview with Vogue’s Mihika Agarwal.