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Winnie Harlow    

International Model, Vitiligo Spokesperson & "America's Next Top Model" Contestant

Winnie Harlow (born Chantelle Brown-Young) is a Canadian fashion model, spokesperson, and activist. She gained prominence as a contestant on the twenty-first cycle of the U.S. television series America's Next Top Model while having a prominent form of the skin condition vitiligo.

In July 2011, Harlow posted a video titled "Vitiligo: A Skin Condition, not a Life Changer" on YouTube. She talked about the condition and answered questions about her life living with vitiligo. In November 2014, Harlow spoke in a TED presentation, recalling her experience with it. She was presented with the 'Role Model' award at the 2015 Portuguese GQ Men of The Year event. She won the 2017 Glamour Awards "Editor's Award".

Following America's Next Top Model, Harlow modeled for the Spanish clothing brand Desigual and became their official brand representative. In 2015, Harlow modeled for the Italian clothing brand Diesel for its spring/summer 2015 campaign. She modeled for the Spanish and Italian editions of Glamour magazine and was featured in the August 2015 issue of Cosmopolitan. In August 2015, Harlow shot the cover of and an accompanying editorial spread in the September issue of Ebony magazine. In 2016, Harlow was featured in a commercial for Sprite, and was featured in a campaign for Swarovski. She walked in the 2018 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show.

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'America's Next Top Model' contestant hasn't let rare skin condition ...

Chantelle Brown-Young is more than just a pretty face — she is also an inspiration.

America's Next Top Model Contestant Winnie Harlow (aka Chantelle ...

Harlow—who competed in Cycle 21 of America's Next Top Model under the name Chantelle Brown-Young—has a skin condition called vitiligo, which causes  ...

Model Winnie Harlow Talking Beyond Colour: 'Yes, I'm A Strong, Black Woman, But I'm Also A Strong Woman'

Since arriving onto the scene via the model-making machine that is America's Next Top Model, 21-year-old Winnie Harlow could easily have taken every job that was offered.

She certainly had her doubts that she'd ever make it as a model, until she met Canadian photographer Shannon Boodram, who inspired her to build her own profile via social media.

But Harlow, whose vitiligo renders her skin like the beautiful brushstrokes of a painter - sweeping arcs of nut brown alongside bright white - has chosen to turn the condition that made her a target for bullying at school, into her strength.

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