We all saw the tragedy with Michael Jackson when he suffered from vitiligo, the money he spent on trying to be white, even going to the extremes of changing all of his features. But this young lady is not afraid of being different, just the opposite in fact—like a unique work of art, she is making a statement and turning heads.
As a stunning model with vitiligo, 22-year-old Chantelle Brown-Young, also known as Winnie Harlow, is carving out a great future for herself. She is just proving one thing—if we accept ourselves for who we are, others will react in a positive way and accept us too.
She was diagnosed with vitiligo at the age of four and began facing challenges too early in her life: Her primary school classmates would often call her a zebra, or a cow, and as she grew up, model agencies in Toronto would turn her down. Her life was far from easy.
However, she didn’t stop her struggle…
The Canadian model is also an activist and a spokesperson. She became famous when she was a contestant on the twenty-first cycle of the U.S. television series America’s Next Top Model in 2014.
Since then she has melted the hearts of millions…
She has also featured in major campaigns for Desigual and Diesel.
She has made a great impact on the world, promoting a positive attitude about herself. She embraces her condition and loves her skin the way it is.
Who would have guessed that a model could make such a positive impact on the world? She is downright inspiring!
She is most beautiful when flashing her pearly white, superb smile. It’s indeed contagious.
If you suffer from a similar skin complaint, don’t try to hide it. Why not embrace it and love yourself just the way you are!