Winnie Harlow, the vitiligo model on her way to being biggest name in fashion

Posted on September 09 2016 , at 05:40 pm
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  • Vitiligo affects all races, but is more noticeable in people with darker skin.

Winnie Harlow
22-year-old Winnie Harlow has had vitiligo since she was four and it didn’t stop her from achieving her dreams.

She’s been labelled as the next big thing in fashion.

The model has apparently caught Lewis Hamilton‘s eye, and with striking looks like hers; courtesy of vitiligo, it’s easy to see why the racing driver has reportedly taken a liking to Winnie Harlow.

READ: Despite Vitiligo, Chantelle Winnie is the cover girl of latest issue of Nord Magazine

Winnie was a little girl nicknamed Zebra because of the white patches caused by her skin condition. However, she made her way to become a top model.

Winnie, who grew up with Michael Jackson’s skin condition, has been tipped to be fashion’s next big thing

Winnie Harlow
Winnie Harlow

 

As a baby, Winnie was diagnosed with vitiligo around the age of four, making her among one per cent of the population who has the condition

Winnie as a baby and when she was four.
Winnie as a baby and when she was four.
A former America's Next Top Model contestant, whose real name is Chantelle Brown-Young, was raised in Toronto by a single mother and hairdresser, Lisa Brown
A former America’s Next Top Model contestant, whose real name is Chantelle Brown-Young, was raised in Toronto by a single mother and hairdresser, Lisa Brown

Despite the skin disorder, you won’t deny just how incredibly hot she is!

Winnie Harlow
Harlow strikes a poolside pose

 

Winnie reveals that she was physically taunted about her skin and a group of girls ‘jumped her’ in a fight, which led to her being suspended because she started skipping class

Winnie Harlow
Winnie has always stood out from the other models with her skin condition making her so striking, but her fashion sense and beautiful modelling is what has brought her success.

She said she dropped out of school at the age of 17 and never looked back

Winnie Harlow
And she’s doing just fine in front of the camera

In an interview Cosmopolitan magazine, she said, ‘Kids called me a cow and mooed at me. I remember sitting by my window wishing upon the stars that my skin condition would go away.’

Guess the stars gave her something even better!

Winnie and Hamilton
It’s been claimed that Lewis Hamilton and Winnie have been dating in secret for three months after the pair have been seen partying multiple times.
Winnie and Hamilton
Winnie and Hamilton

If that isn’t enough, she’s pals with Mariah Carey’s ex, Nick Cannon, parties with Drake, and was snapped up to star in Beyonce’s Lemonade music video

How big can it get, she's pals with Drake
How big can it get, she’s pals with Drake
Winnie has a bevvy of A-list pals including Puff Daddy and Jay Z, pictured on her left
Winnie has a bevy of A-list pals including Puff Daddy and Jay Z, pictured on her left

Although just 17 then, she eloquently told viewers, ‘People have black skin, people have brown skin, I have both.’

‘When I got older, it got harder because when kids get older they get meaner, so I went through a lot of bullying and people calling me like zebra or cow so it was really hard growing up.’

Winnie also does lots of charity work and travels around the world meeting young students
Winnie also does lots of charity work and travels around the world meeting young students

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