It’s not necessary to be tall, fair and lean to be a model. New standards are being set in the model industry now. And 23-year-old Winnie Harlow has proven to the world that conforming to pre-existing conventions is not the only way. All the fingers pointed at you and getting stared at is bad enough when you have pigmentation skin disorder. On top of that being judged for modelling in such condition. But Winnie who suffers from skin condition vitiligo has changed the perspective of a lot of people. She gained prominence as a contestant on the twenty-first cycle of the U.S. television series America’s Next Top Model.
She was diagnosed with the chronic skin condition, characterized by depigmentation of portions of the skin, at the age of four. Harlow was a victim of bullying by other children and was reportedly called a “cow, zebra, and all manner of other disparaging slurs” throughout her childhood. The verbal harassment led to her changing schools numerous times and dropping out of high school, after which she contemplated committing suicide. Fortunately, she did not attempt it.
She was discovered by Tyra Banks on Instagram. She has also won an award as beauty icon. You can follow her on https://www.instagram.com/winnieharlow/?hl=en
She has achieved a lot in her life like appearing on a covers of magazines and working for a many labels earning her a name.
She is the perfect example of don’t let anything stop you in life.