Styling: Nicola Formichetti
Hair: Bob Recine
Make Up: Billy Brasfield
I'm a huge fan of Mariano Vivanco's work, and I personally think he did an amazing job with this shoot. Check out the photos next:
I went to college on the East Coast. I had always stood out for my height, my skin color, my very long hair. But now, all people noticed was the scar. “It’s such a shame,” they would say. “She’s so pretty, she could have modeled.” It angered me that people saw me as a ruined beauty. Inside, I felt I was pretty.While at first Padma's scar was an issue when it came to modelling, and she chose to cover it up and seek several different medical solutions, the scar later became a "map to her life" as she called it. People recognized her because of it, and photographers like Helmut Newton highlighted it in their works.
In my career as an actress, the scar is no longer an issue. I cover it when necessary, but I prefer not to, especially in my private life. I love my scar. It is so much a part of me. I’m not sure I would remove it even if a doctor could wave a magic wand and delete it from my arm. The scar has singled me out and made me who I am. “Everyone knows that Padma has a scar.”