Woman who became model after growing unibrow says men won’t stop messaging her
A woman who was told not to grow her unibrow by men she dated ignored the advice and has now been scouted as a model – and says her DMs are full of requests asking her out.
Sarah Marie Clarke, 18, used to pluck her eyebrows at lease once a week, dismissing her mum's pleas to let them grow out.
Having considered embracing her unibrow for years, the freelance makeup artist was always deterred by friends and people she was seeing, who all insisted she would be left looking 'weird'.
In March last year she spotted another makeup artist on social media had drawn one on, and when she copied the look she decided it was time to ditch the tweezers once and for all.
Sarah, from Copenhagen, says although she receives mean comments about the look from some, she also attracts a lot admiring men on social media, who have said they would do 'anything' to date her.
She's also been inundated with requests from modelling photographers after posting her own snaps on Instagram .
"I've always known that I was able to grow a monobrow, but just like everyone else I always removed it without really thinking about it, I didn't think it was an option to keep it," Sarah said.
"My mum has always told me 'you can dye your hair, you can cut your hair it doesn't matter, but don't touch your eyebrows'.
"One day I was on Instagram and I saw a makeup artist draw one on and I did the same, I absolutely loved it but I was too insecure about going outside with it on.
"So little by little I started growing my own out, then I also had time to get used to it and over time I found a few other people on Instagram who did the same and I felt much more comfortable about it.
"In public and my work life where there are a lot of people, I felt I had to hide my unibrow because they would be scared of it and judge me.
"One day, four girls on a bus started taking pictures of me and yelling at me. People online are weird and would post negative comments.
She added: "Mostly it scares men away, but I think it's good because that means it scares the bad people away and I can get rid of all the a**holes.
"I've deleted most of the messages because I found them uncomfortable, but one guy sent me a message said he would do anything to meet and date me because of my unibrow.
"I think some men can have a fetish for it, some men DM me about it. I get a lot of dating requests; men peacocking, flirting with me.
"I get a lot of compliments but of course there are some people who find it offensive and have the need to tell me how gross or how much of a joke they think I am.
"But the joke's on them because I get opportunities and jobs because of it. Being comfortable about my monobrow on social media has attracted photographers who wanted to do photoshoots."
She said the unibrow has changed her face a lot but she loves her natural look, and says it has won over the friends who were once sceptical.
Sarah is now on a mission to normalise the look, reduce the judgement which comes with it, and is encouraging more women to try it out.
"That's the cool part of it, I can help make it more acceptable; if more people see it, then they might not judge it as much," she added.
"I feel much better about myself now; I think I look beautiful. The whole reason I do it is because I think I look better this way.
"Try it out. The first time I tried it was with makeup. See how it looks. Don't do it because it's a trend, don't do it because everyone else does or no one else does. Do it for yourself; that's the most important thing."
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