At 12 years old, Bramberger noticed small bald spots on her head. Three years later, she started losing large patches of hair at a time. Within a week, she didn't have enough hair for a ponytail.
For over ten years, Bamberger has been bald due to alopecia, an auto-immune disease that results in total hair loss. The 27-year-old told Inside Edition that she used to wear wigs and beanies as a teenager, but gave up trying to cover her baldness after experiencing discomfort, sweating and itching.
"Just walking across campus, it would be so hot that I would take my hair off and dry it under the blow dryers in the women’s bathroom because I would sweat underneath it," divulged Kylie. "That was my lifestyle."
In 2005, she shaved what little hair she had left, and hasn't looked back since.
"When I lost my hair, I was so focused on what I had lost that I hadn't necessarily focused on what I had gained," said Bamberger in an Instagram video. "I gained the ability to finally love myself."
And for that reason, she wouldn't consider being anything but being her bald, beautiful self on her wedding day.
"I really enjoy standing out and feeling different," Bamberger told Inside Edition. "There was no way I was going to wear a wig at my wedding."