Cassandra Bankson has battled her severe acne all her life. Now, the 19-year-old is finally winning the struggle - at least by catwalking to show it who's boss.

Bankson, a native of Danville, California, who's risen to worldwide fame with her YouTube makeup tutorials, strutted down the runway in style on Thursday as part of designer Stacey Igel's "Boy Meets Girl" show. Igel says she was struck by Bankson's stunning looks and decided to cast her: "Cassandra's long hair fit the style of what we’re doing," she told the "Today" show. "Natural, carefree, she definitely had the vibe of what I was casting for the show."

"It feels like a dream to be here during Fashion Week,” Bankson told the New York Post before her big gig.

Since getting her first pimple at 9 and being diagnosed with cystic acne at 14, Bankson has made a name for herself by refusing to let her complexion get her down. Her YouTube videos, in which she demonstrates her amazing skill to cover up her severe acne using makeup, have netted 45 million views. She's been featured in numerous magazines and modeled for Sephora, Hourglass Cosmetics and CHI.

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See who got to sit front row for all the shows at 2012 New York Fashion Week!

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  • Jessica Alba

    Ralph Lauren. September 13, 2012. Photo: Getty Images.

  • Olivia Wilde

    Ralph Lauren. September 13, 2012. Photo: Getty Images.

  • Ryan Lochte

    Ralph Lauren. September 13, 2012. Photo: Getty Images.

  • Brad Goreski

    Ralph Lauren. September 13, 2012. Photo: Getty Images.

  • Anna Wintour

    Ralph Lauren. September 13, 2012. Photo: Getty Images.

  • Dylan Lauren

    Ralph Lauren. September 13, 2012. Photo: Getty Images.

  • Emma Stone

    Calvin Klein. September 13, 2012. Photo: WireImage.

  • Diane Kruger

    Calvin Klein. September 13, 2012. Photo: WireImage.

  • Amy Adams

    Calvin Klein. September 13, 2012. Photo: Getty Images.

  • Jade Frampton

    Brood by Serkan Sarier. September 13, 2012. Photo: Getty Images.

  • Vera Wang

    Brood by Serkan Sarier. September 13, 2012. Photo: Getty Images.

  • Santigold

    Gerlan Jeans. September 13, 2012. Photo: WireImage.

  • Angela Simmons

    Gerlan. September 13, 2012. Photo: WireImage.

  • Kelly Osbourne and Matthew Mosshart

    Gerlan Jeans. September 13, 2012. Photo: WireImage.

  • Angela Simmons

    Cynthia Rowley. September 13, 2012. Photo: WireImage.

  • Kim Kardashian and Kanye West

    Louise Goldin. September 12, 2012. Photo: Getty Images.

  • Rachel Roy, Kim Kardashian, Kanye West

    Louise Goldin. September 12, 2012. Photo: Getty Images.

  • Alia Penner, Tennessee Thomas, Alexa Chung and Sarah Sophie Flicker

    Anna Sui. September 12, 2012. Photo: Getty Images.

  • Bruce Weber

    Anna Sui. September 12, 2012. Photo: WireImage.

  • Alexa Chung

    Anna Sui. September 12, 2012. Photo: WireImage.

  • Florence Welch

    Proenza Schouler. September 12, 2012. Photo: Getty Images.

  • Julia Restoin-Roitfeld and Carine Roitfeld

    Proenza Schouler. September 12, 2012. Photo: Getty Images.

  • Alexa Chung

    Proenza Schouler. September 12, 2012. Photo: Getty Images.

  • Kate Bosworth

    Proenza Schouler. September 12, 2012. Photo: Getty Images.

  • Stefano Tonchi and Jessica Chastain

    Proenza Schouler. September 12, 2012. Photo: Getty Images.

  • Gia Coppola

    Proenza Schouler. September 12, 2012. Photo: Getty Images.

  • Kirsten Dunst

    Proenza Schouler. September 12, 2012. Photo: Getty Images.

  • Rachel Roy

    Marchesa. September 12, 2012. Photo: Getty Images.

  • Stacy Keibler

    Marchesa. September 12, 2012. Photo: Getty Images.

  • Michelle Trachtenberg

    Marchesa. September 12, 2012. Photo: Getty Images.

  • Kim Kardashian

    Marchesa. September 12, 2012. Photo: Getty Images.

  • Kelly Osbourne

    Marchesa. September 12, 2012. Photo: Getty Images.

  • Tyra Banks

    Marchesa. September 12, 2012. Photo: Getty Images.

  • Sarah Hyland

    Marchesa. September 12, 2012. Photo: Getty Images.

  • Tyra Banks, Kim Kardashian, Kanye West, Stacy Keibler

    Marchesa. September 12, 2012. Photo: Getty Images.

  • Gia Coppola and Derek Blasberg

    Marchesa. September 12, 2012. Photo: Getty Images.

  • Kelly Osbourne, Jenna Dewan, Michelle Trachtenberg, Rachel Roy

    Marchesa. September 12, 2012. Photo: Getty Images.

  • Tinsley Mortimer

    Marchesa. September 12, 2012. Photo: Getty Images.

  • Kelly Osbourne, Jenna Dewan, Michelle Trachtenberg

    Marchesa. September 12, 2012. Photo: Getty Images.

  • Michelle Trachtenberg

    Marchesa. September 12, 2012. Photo: WireImage.

  • Abigail Spencer

    Marchesa. September 12, 2012. Photo: WireImage.

  • Jessica Stam

    Marchesa. September 12, 2012. Photo: FilmMagic.

  • Jenna Dewan

    Marchesa. September 12, 2012. Photo: Getty Images.

  • Rachel Zoe

    Reed Krakoff. September 12, 2012. Photo: Getty Images.

  • Julianne Moore

    Reed Krakoff. September 12, 2012. Photo: WireImage.

  • Vanessa Traina

    Reed Krakoff. September 12, 2012. Photo: Getty Images.

  • Ann Dexter-Jones

    Reed Krakoff. September 12, 2012. Photo: Getty Images.

  • Alexa Ray Joel

    Whitney Eve. September 12, 2012. Photo: WireImage.

  • Whitney Port and Kelly Bensimon

    Whitney Eve. September 12, 2012. Photo: WireImage.

  • Jessica Hart

    Whitney Eve. September 12, 2012. Photo: Getty Images.

  • Rosario Dawson

    Boy Meets Girl By Stacy Igel. September 12, 2012. Photo: Getty Images.

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