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Beautiful from birth: Bullied for birthmark on her face but that didn't stop her from being a model

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Model Anna Nevine, 24, shows off her prominent birthmark.
Model Anna Nevine, 24, shows off her prominent birthmark.
Photo: Media Drum World/Magazine Features

Anna Nevina, 24, has defied the bullies that said she would never fulfil her dream of being in the limelight because of her facial birthmark that bullies likened to a face that had been punched. She was born with a port wine stain birthmark on her face. A port-wine stain is a type of birthmark, and it looks like maroon wine was spilled or splashed on the skin. Though they often start out looking pink at birth, port-wine stains become darker as kids grow (usually reddish-purple or dark red). 

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