There are so many people who try to hide their imperfections by putting tons of makeup and undergoing dangerous surgeries, but there are a few who love themselves the way they are. They are not afraid to stand out from the crowd and show how proud they are with being different. This is not so common, especially if a person is suffering from a health condition, but there is one lady who breaks the prejudice and embraces her outward imperfection. The 22-year-old Chantelle Brown-Young, also known as Winnie Harlow, is a model with vitiligo, and she shines whenever she appears or talks about her life with this skin disease.
She was diagnosed with vitiligo at the age of four. When she was in primary school, her classmates would call her a zebra, or a cow. As she grew up, model agencies in Toronto would turn her down. Her life was far from easy.
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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 and has since then melted the hearts of millions.
The Toronto native is the lady that Drake raps about in “Know Yourself” calling her “6 Goddess”.
She was also featured in major campaigns for Desigual and Diesel.
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Aside from her endless accomplishments, she is downright fierce and flawless!
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Harlow arrived on the Cannes Film Festival red carpet casually looking like a movie star.
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The Toronto Goddess reminds us that standing out can be a beautiful thing. Basically, you are unique and that is a wonderful feeling.
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As a matter of fact, she makes a great impact on the world, promoting a positive attitude about oneself. She embraces her condition and loves her skin the way it is.
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Who would have guessed that a model could make such a positive impact on the world, and the people in it? She is downright inspiring!
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She is most beautiful when flashing her pearly white, superb smile. It’s indeed contagious.