VIDEO! The Model with the Cat Eye Syndrome!

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From Cat Eyes to the Cat Walk!

Caitin Stickels is a 29 year-old model/actress/singer born with a rare chromosomal disorder known as Schmid-Fraccaro or more commonly referred to as Cat Eye Syndrome. In Caitin’s case the disorder caused unusual facial deformities, including a cleft palette and the absence of the tissue that carries the colored section of the human eye – therefore giving her face a feline-like quality.

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Other symptoms of Schmid-Fraccaro include: Iris coloboma (hole or defect of the iris), anal atresia (opening to the anus is missing), skin tags or pits in front of the ears, unusually shaped ears, conductive hearing loss, hypertelorism (widely spaced eyes), downward slanting palpebral fissures (outside corners of the eyes point downward), strabismus (crossed eyes), cleft lip and/or palate, congenital heart defects, urinary tract problems, skeletal abnormalities, developmental delay and mild to moderate intellectual disability

Other symptoms of Schmid-Fraccaro include: Iris coloboma (hole or defect of the iris), anal atresia (opening to the anus is missing), skin tags or pits in front of the ears, unusually shaped ears, conductive hearing loss, hypertelorism (widely spaced eyes), downward slanting palpebral fissures (outside corners of the eyes point downward), strabismus (crossed eyes), cleft lip and/or palate, congenital heart defects, urinary tract problems, skeletal abnormalities, developmental delay and mild to moderate intellectual disability

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Although the condition is uncommon, it is does affect a considerable amount of people, with the latest statistics estimating – around 1 out of 50,000 to 1 out of 150,000 people in the general population are stricken with Cat Eye Syndrome.

Although the condition is uncommon, it is does affect a considerable amount of people, with the latest statistics estimating – around 1 out of 50,000 to 1 out of 150,000 people in the general population are stricken with Cat Eye Syndrome.

Although the condition is uncommon, it is does affect a considerable amount of people, with the latest statistics estimating – around 1 out of 50,000 to 1 out of 150,000 people in the general population are stricken with Cat Eye Syndrome.

Although the condition is uncommon, it is does affect a considerable amount of people, with the latest statistics estimating – around 1 out of 50,000 to 1 out of 150,000 people in the general population are stricken with Cat Eye Syndrome.

Caitin has burst onto the modeling scene in a big way recently and this collaboration between her, V Magazine and Nick Knight has been an experience of a lifetime. In her feature she states, "Working with Nick Knight at SHOWstudio for V Magazine was something I couldn't have even dreamed of, to be perfectly honest." I never dreamed of being a model or being a part of the fashion industry. "I always admired from afar and meanwhile tried to recreate my own expressions through fashion, photography, and art...This collaboration has been the most beautiful whirlwind of my life."undefinedThe Video Up Next!

Caitin has burst onto the modeling scene in a big way recently and this collaboration between her, V Magazine and Nick Knight has been an experience of a lifetime. In her feature she states, "Working with Nick Knight at SHOWstudio for V Magazine was something I couldn't have even dreamed of, to be perfectly honest." I never dreamed of being a model or being a part of the fashion industry.
"I always admired from afar and meanwhile tried to recreate my own expressions through fashion, photography, and art...This collaboration has been the most beautiful whirlwind of my life."
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