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A Teen Who Documented Her Hair Loss With A Stunning Photoshoot Says She's Now Cancer-Free

"Started as a princess, came back as a queen."

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Andrea Sierra Salazar, an 18-year-old student from Texas, was diagnosed with cancer last year. Her story became an inspiration to people all over the world.

Instagram: @andrea_sierra12

Salazar lost all of her hair due to chemotherapy treatment, but she didn't let that stop her pursuing her dream of being a model.

Showing everyone what the less glamorous, but truthful side of what losing your hair looks like #redifinebeauty

And then photographer Gerardo Garmendia helped Salazar capture a perfect moment that people fell in love with. When Salazar posted the pictures on social media last year with the caption "Cancer doesn't stop me from being a princess", they were shared more than 100,000 times on Twitter.

Cancer doesn't stop me me from being a princess. πŸ‘‘

Now Salazar has announced that she is cancer-free. And she celebrated with another beautiful photoshoot, and people have fallen in love all over again.

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The doctors found a tumour on her collarbone and another in her chest. She was diagnosed her with stage 2 nodular sclerosis Hodgkin lymphoma, and it suddenly changed her life.

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"Before chemotherapy I had always been a confident person," she told BuzzFeed News. "So when my hair started to fall out I would look in the mirror and I wouldn't feel that confident about myself."

Modelling was something she had always loved to do, and after being diagnosed with cancer she decided to spend more time doing it.

"It's not only about my outside beauty, it's about the inside. That's what really inspired the photoshoot without the wig."

Now she wants everyone to know that she has survived her journey with cancer: "Started as a princess, came back as a queen πŸ‘‘ ," she said on Twitter.

Started as a princess, came back as a queen πŸ‘‘


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