Winnie Harlow, born Chantelle Brown-Young, has struggled with the rare skin disease vitiligo for most of her life.
When she was a kid, other children called her a cow and a zebra. She wasn’t supposed to be on I am happy with my skin, and I’m proud of my skin, which is why I wear it so boldly. If someone freaks out because they covered the color of my eye with makeup, it’s like, “Yeah, they also put red nail polish on me and purple lipstick.
You may be worried about other people noticing, and about how they will react to you.
This is completely normal, because people in your age group tend to be very concerned about their appearance.
Harlow, who suffers from the skin condition vitiligo, dated Formula 1 champion Lewis Hamilton but broke up with him last year.
If you listen to conversations around school, you may hear things like, "I won't smile because I wear braces," "My skin is a mess," "I'm fat."Between 10 and 16 years old, major changes are taking place in your life.
We’ve seen you on Drake’s Instagram and vice versa, and he raps about you in “Know Yourself.” How do you guys know each other?
I’m friends with his producer, 40, so I met everyone through him. They call me the “6 Goddess.”What did you think when you heard your name in his song?
[Even to this day, people will ask me, “Don’t you feel that? Or it doesn’t faze me as much as it did when I was 15. It’s not for everyone, but it shows minds are opening to new and different things.
It’s weird to me for people to stare at me, because I feel like I’m normal. I personally wouldn’t want to sign to an agency like that, because I am not a “special model.” I’m not the vitiligo model. I happen to have vitiligo, but that’s not what I am.