27 Feb Meet Winnie Harlow
Winnie Harlow aka ChantelleWinnie – she’s tall, slender, drop-dead gorgeous but there’s something that sets her apart – she has vitiligo.
Vitiligo is a condition that causes depigmentation in sections of the skin. It occurs when melanocytes (the cells responsible for skin pigmentation) die or are unable to function.
She’s the first model with the disease and her story is truly inspirational. She admits growing up was very tough and the bullying felt endless but she learned to love herself and is now a vitiligo spokesperson.
Winnie appeared on America’s Next Top Model in which she stated, “a lot of people have a story, a background, but mine is painted on my body”.
She’s taking the world by storm and inspiring others with her natural beauty and positive outlook on life.