Teenager who is deaf and bald fulfils her dream of signing with a modelling agency after overcoming suicidal thoughts triggered by years of being 'spat at' and taunted because of her appearance

  • Hannah Harpin from Mirfield, West Yorkshire, was born with Haywell Syndrome
  • The 18-year-old who has been bullied most of her life, has had suicidal thoughts
  • Now fighting against discrimination as a model signed to Zebedee Management

A teenager who is deaf and bald has fulfilled her childhood dream of being signed to a modelling agency after overcoming years of bullying because of her appearance. 

Hannah Harpin, 18, from Mirfield, West Yorkshire, was born with Hay-Wells Syndrome, a rare condition which affects just 30 people worldwide and leads to the abnormal development of the skin, hair, nails, teeth and eyes.

'I have been bullied most of my life, from being sworn at in the street to strangers assuming I have cancer due to my baldness,' Hannah said.