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.