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Cassandra Bankson, Acne Makeup Teen Makes Runway Appearance at New York Fashion Week

Cassandra Bankson, a teen troubled with acne, recently made a runway appearance at New York fashion week. It was a significant step for the 19-year-old who overcame years of being bullied.

By Bobby Pollier, EnStars on Sep 14, 2012 08:11 PM EDT
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Cassandra Bankson, pictured above, has gained notoriety for her acne concealer tips via YouTube. (Photo : Twitter.com)

Cassandra Bankson, a teen troubled with acne, recently made a runway appearance at New York fashion week. It was a significant step for the 19-year-old who overcame years of being bullied.

On Wednesday night, Bankson strutted the runway at Stacey Igel's "Boy Meets Girl" showing in the Big Apple.

She spoke to ABC News about her exciting experience at the fashion show.

"I'm a small town girl who site in her living room and films videos all day and now...I'm in New York Fashion Week.  It's still a dream. I am so thankful."

Bankson became a YouTube success after her concealer pointers for teenage girls with acne video accrued over 45 million viewers. Bankson also showed female viewers her very own acne-ridden skin after removing layers of foundation.

Bankson recently made an appearance on "Good Morning America" in Dec. 2011 where she disclosed to anchor Robin Roberts on how surprised she was to learn of similar people in the same circumstance with bullies.

"I had no idea so many people faced similar problems. My videos and definitely my 'GMA' appearance allowed me to connect with them." 

To stay away from the ridicule of her peers, Bankson said she would mostly stay home and study makeup tips.

"I was a recluse. I didn't want to talk or see anyone because of my skin."

In the respective interview, she said that her skin is now 70% better than it ever was.  However, Bankson still routinely visits her dermatologist.

Currently a sophomore in college, she said that her ordeal has motivated her to pursue a career in the dermatology field so she can continue assisting others with skin problems.

Besides being involved in New York Fashion week, Bankson has also posed in ads for Range Rover and Bebe.  Despite her recent success, she told GMA that her inner beauty is what counts the most.

"Models shouldn't be modeling perfection because there is no such thing.  We should be modeling our imperfections."

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