US beauty kisses off stigma around cleft conditions in SA

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US beauty kisses off stigma around cleft conditions in SA

Pritika Swarup will travel to SA to talk to youngsters about cleft conditions and the stigma attached to them

Senior reporter

US model Pritika Swarup’s world is one of beauty, glamour and prestige.

But the lanky model, who has graced the pages of iconic Vogue, Elle and Harper’s Bazaar magazines, often removes herself from the pizzazz of the fashion world to assume a worthy role: Operation Smile’s ambassador.

Operation Smile SA (OSSA) is a nonprofit medical service organisation that provides free cleft lip and cleft palate reconstructive surgery, and has since 2006 seen volunteer doctors perform more than 6,000 free surgeries to children and adults throughout southern and central Africa...

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