Inspiring 8-year-old loses hair after cancer treatments, recreates this glittery look

Inspiring 8-year-old loses hair after cancer treatments, recreates this glittery look

Inspiring 8-year-old girl loses hair to chemo and recreates Cara Delevingne’s Met Gala look

One brave little girl decided not to let chemo or her hair loss keep her from feeling and looking beautiful.

When British model-turned-actress Cara Delevingne painted and bedazzled her bald head at the Met Gala earlier this year, she set the internet on fire.  She shaved her head for a role in the upcoming film Life in a Year, but wanted to look glamorous for the event.

So she got creative and had her stylists use silver paint for hair, and made herself shimmer with glittering crystals. Not one to shy away from quirky fashion looks, Delevingne but stunned and impressed the fashion world.

But more importantly, the look inspired an 8-year-old girl named Brooklyn, who lost her hair because of chemotherapy treatments. According to a friend’s Instagram account, Brooklyn has a rare form of kidney cancer found predominantly in children.

Not only was Brooklyn inspired to recreate the look, she completely nailed it. There’s no doubt Brooklyn owns the look, from the bright, glittering head to the bold brows and shimmering eyes.

In an Instagram post of Brooklyn showing off her new look, her friend wrote, “If you can’t have hair, have glitter and diamonds.”

Besides looking absolutely incredible, Brooklyn even caught the attention of Delevingne herself! The 24-year-old also took to Instagram to praise Brooklyn’s courage and her new look.

“Brooklyn MY HERO!” she wrote alongside a collage of Brooklyn’s photos.

Brooklyn MY HERO! #brooklynourhero #whoneedshair

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Since she cut her hair for her movie role, Delevingne has been a champion for breaking down beauty standards.

“It’s exhausting to be told what beauty should look like,” she wrote on Instagram May 3, with a photo of her new shaved look. “I am tired of society defining beauty for us.  Strip away the clothes, Wipe Off the makeup, cut off the hair. Remove all the material possessions. Who are we? How are we defining beauty? What do we see as beautiful?”

If Brooklyn is any indication, beauty is anything and everything we make of it.

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