The story of Chantelle Brown-Young akais a fantastic one. At the age of four she was diagnosed with , an incurable condition in which the pigment is lost from areas of the skin, causing whitish patches; Winnie is black and therefore the dramatic effects of her condition are particularly accentuated. She was bullied as a kid, forced to drop out of school and was ridiculed by close friends when she expressed her desire to be a fashion model.
But today, Harlow has over one million followers on Instagram, she’s the face for Desigual, Diesel and other top fashion brands and has been shot by renowned fashion photographers.
“If God wanted me to be black, I’d be black. If he wanted me to be white, I’d be white. Instead he wanted me to be both—an original.”
Read the CNN interview which introduced me to her – From ‘cow’ to cover girl, model Winnie Harlow is changing beauty standards.
A quick Google or a detour to Instagram would make you love her even more.