The famous model with vitiligo Winnie Harlow was just the last of the celebrities suffering from this skin condition to have broken down the social stigma that accompanies it.
Vitiligo is a common skin condition that results in the loss of pigment causing the typical white patches. The disease occurs when the cells that produce the skin’s pigment, the melanocytes, stop functioning properly or die.
Nobody knows for sure why some people get Vitiligo while others don’t. Although it is believed that these three are the main factors: the autoimmune system, genetics and traumatic events such as stress and exposure to chemicals or severe sunburn.
The truth is, anyone can get Vitiligo at any age.
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The vitiligo model has been ridiculed and subjected to frustrating questions throughout her life. Until she became a proud ambassador of her condition.
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Model Winnie has become known as the modern face of Vitiligo.
She proudly embraced the changes in her body, stating that vitiligo is simply another difference like small ears or freckles. Everyone has differences.
The model with vitiligo walked the catwalk of the Victoria’s Secret Show 2018 and is the testimonial of Desigual.
Winnie Harlow, although she works in the world of beauty where certain standards are imposed on people, believes that beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
The vitiligo model rose to fame after being a finalist for America’s Next Top Model in 2014 and then becoming an internationally renowned supermodel.
In an interview with Fashion Week Daily, the model stated that, although she is proud of having vitiligo, she did not want him to define it. He went on to say that he cannot hide his condition because it is manifest. But he wanted people to know it’s more than that.
From the moment the vitiligo spots are evident all over the model’s body, she hasn’t made it an obstacle but, rather, her strong point.
In fact, he used Vitiligo to his advantage. Her pathology gives her a memorable appearance that is, at the same time, fascinating and seductive.
It is an inspiration for anyone suffering from Vitiligo, revealing that, with confidence, the ailment can make you even more beautiful.