Imperfections sometimes cause us to lose confidence; wait till you read Winnie’s story. This former ANTM model is fierce! And makes what is regarded as an imperfection, her STRENGTH. Winnie rocks vitiligo, like a new trend. Read a brief article about the model below; fyi, you HAVE to follow this beauty on Instagram.
CA model who has been called ‘zebra’ and ‘cow’ by vile bullies has been chosen to front two major international fashion campaigns; she has been chosen to shoot for top fashion brands Diesel and Desigual.Winnie Harlow, a former contestant on America’s next Top Model, was diagnosed with skin condition vitiligo around the age of four.
The disease causes white patches to appear on the body. Now Winnie – real name Chantelle Young-Brown, who is from Canada – has pledged to “change the face of fashion one campaign at a time.”
Winnie was unveiled as the face of Spanish brand Desigual’s spring/summer 2015 campaign Say Something Nice, and was also confirmed as their official brand ambassador. The 20-year-old also stars in Diesel’s SS15 ads, which aims to promote ‘tolerance, equality and unconditional love’.
She has since become a spokesperson for vitiligo and has over 430,000 followers on Instagram.
The model says she embraced her unique look because it’s ‘a skin condition, not a life changer’.
She said: “I loved myself. And with that, opportunities start to fall into my lap. And I thank God for all of them. Try loving yourself.”
A spokesperson for Desigual added: “She is pure inspiration, a whirlwind of positive energy, an example of strength and achievement, who demonstrates that we are all special and can achieve what we set out to do.”
She’s hung out with Drake btw; the rapper posted a photo of the two of them on Instagram backstage at a fashion show. She’s also hung out with supermodel Adriana Lima Go girl!