In honor of Women Crush Wednesdays [#WCW] we’d like to salute Ms. Winnie Harlow aka Chantel Winnie. The Toronto-Canada bred model wowed audiences and the judges during her debut appearance on America’s Next Top Model, and the stunning beauty is now taking the fashion industry by storm.
” Chantelle, who was diagnosed at age 4 with Vitiligo, the skin condition that was made infamous by Michael Jackson, spent her youth bullied and tormented for her differences.
Through all of the vocal and often volatile doubters, she believed her 5’10 frame, modelesque features and internal beauty could see her through to her dreams of becoming an international super model and spokeswomen for others with low self-esteem.”
” At age 16, a local Toronto journalist, Shannon Boodram, discovered Chantelle and shared her story in a YouTube video . The video received over 150k views, as well as features in The Daily Mail and Access Hollywood.
Her maturity, beauty and message resonated with fans around the world. Before her 18th birthday, she found herself encouraging people all over the world through her growing social media platforms. “
” The bullying started in highschool, they called me zebra, cow and would say ‘moo’. I actually dropped out of highschool because of that – says Winnie “ .
I can’t imagine how people would over look this young woman’s stunning beauty. Cheers to you Winnie; We See you! Check out her recent photo spread in Observer Magazine
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