Therese Hansson is a beautiful Swedish model from Malmo, Sweden, but there's a big secret that you probably can't tell just by looking at her. As a child, she developed an autoimmune disease that nearly derailed her dreams of becoming a model. But after years of dealing with this condition that is known as alopecia, which causes hair loss, Therese has finally learned to accept herself for who she is, and now, she's hoping that she can become an inspirational role model for other girls who may be struggling with alopecia, or a similar condition. Her journey and her struggles are as captivating as her beauty.
Therese Hansson is so beautiful that it's hard to focus on just one single thing we love about her.
Could it be her brows? Her luscious lips? Those amazing eyebrows? Or that flawless smile that makes her shine bright like a diamond? There so many lovely qualities about Therese, but for years, she didn't want anyone to know about a secret she's been keeping from the world.
It turns out that the 26-year-old model from Malmo, Sweden suffers from a disease called alopecia.
Alopecia is an autoimmune disease, which causes a person's immune system to attack hair follicles, leading to hair loss. But when Therese was 14, and saw her hair falling out, she thought she had cancer.
Therese had no idea at the time that hair loss wasn't caused by cancer, but by chemotherapy.
Unfortunately, she knew she had something the second she tried tying her hair in a ponytail, and noticed lots of hair falling off. For a teenager, this was possibly the scariest thing that had happened to her, but there was hope.
While there's no cure for alopecia, Therese decided to hide her condition from the world.
With the exception of her family and very tight friends, no one knew she had alopecia, or that she wore a wig. But as a grown woman, she had learned to accept her condition, and isn't afraid to face the world with or without a wig.
Today, she's more confident than she's ever been in her entire life, and she's really going places.
She didn't allow her condition to squander her dreams, or keep her indoors. So, when she goes out, she shows off her bald head just as proudly. She's even working as a model, and the camera definitely loves her positivity from head to toe.