A 17-year-old teen has turned her sudden cancer diagnosis into something truly beautiful.
Andrea Salazar from Texas was diagnosed with stage two nodular sclerosis Hodgkin lymphoma after she found a lump in her neck in February.
The young teen soon began chemotherapy and watched as she slowly lost her hair.
Salazar told Buzzfeed she struggled to accept the loss of her hair.
“Before chemotherapy I had always been a confident person,” she said,
“When my hair started to fall out I would look in the mirror and I wouldn’t feel that confident about myself.”
Salazar became determined to reclaim her old life and her passion for modelling.
The product was a series of photos that prove illness doesn't need to make anyone feel any less beautiful.
Photographer Gerardo Garmendia worked with the 17-year-old to create a truly magical shoot.