“Zombie Boy” – The Tattooed Star!

He’s a model, artist, and living work of art. He speaks out against bullying and in favor of being different. He’s Rick Genest, aka Zombie Boy, and he is so much more than just his appearance. Although his full-body tattoos that give him the appearance of a skeleton or zombie certainly get him a lot of attention, he was discovered by Nicola Formichetti of Thierry Mugler, and was instantly her muse. He has expanded his career from runway modeling to being a spokesperson for Derma Blend makeup and their message of looking beyond one’s cover. He acts in movies, such as 47Ronin, and is currently the face of Rocaware Europe. He seems unstoppable.

Why is he so well loved in a world where people with facial tattoos and full-body tattoos, while becoming more accepted, are still faced with discrimination and judgment? He is a living symbol of not judging a book by a cover, and how a person can overcome judgment, bullying, and obstacles to make a dream life for themselves, if they’ll only work hard enough and keep their heart open to it. While he still deals with the occasional person who, when he holds a door open for them, will go out of their way to use the farthest door possible, he is living to what many seems like the dream, and using his platform to spread good cheer and messages.

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