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Winnie Harlow: Winning

Winnie Harlow: Winning

From dates with Drake, Ted Talks, and hot takes, Winnie Harlow is trending and we love to see it! Chantelle Whitney Brown-Young (born July 27, 1994), also known as Winnie Harlow, is a Jamaican-Canadian fashion model and public spokesperson on the skin condition of vitiligo. She became well known in 2014 after competing on the 21st season of America’s Next Top Model.

Winnie Harlow – The Model

Chantelle Brown-Young was born Winnie Harlow on July 27, 1994, in the Greater Toronto Area. She is the daughter of Lisa Brown and Windsor Young. Her parents are of Jamaican ancestry and she has two sisters. Four years ago, she was diagnosed with vitiligo, a chronic skin condition characterized by depigmentation of parts of the skin.

As a child, Harlow was bullied by other children and was called a “cow, a zebra, and other disparaging terms” by both black and white students. She dropped out of high school after being verbally harassed numerous times and considering suicide as a result.

Winnie Harlow – Associations

In September 2014, Harlow walked and closed for the clothing brand Ashish for its spring/summer 2015 collection in London Fashion Week after being eliminated from America’s Next Top Model.

Fashion magazines and websites have featured her work. For the Italian clothing brand Diesel, Nick Knight shot Harlow’s spring/summer 2015 campaign. In the August/September 2015 issue of Complex magazine, she was featured as a model for the Spanish and Italian editions of Glamour magazine.

Cosmopolitan featured her in its August 2015 issue. Vogue Italia featured her in an interview and accompanying photo shoot on their website. Harlow appeared alongside former America’s Next Top Model contestant Fatima Siad on the cover and in an editorial spread of Ebony magazine’s September issue in August 2015.

Winnie Harlow – The Motivational Speaker

Harlow appeared in a commercial for Sprite and a campaign for Swarovski in 2016. In 2017, she was named one of BBC’s 100 women. In 2018, she walked in the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show.

Her advertising campaigns include those for Fendi, Marc Jacobs, Tommy Hilfiger, Desigual, Diesel, Swarovski, Steve Madden, Nike, Puma, and MAC.

Harlow posted a YouTube video in July 2011 titled “Vitiligo: A Skin Condition, Not a Life Changer.” In the video, she addressed questions about living with the condition. Harlow spoke about her experience at TEDx in November 2014. She was presented with the ‘Role Model’ award at the 2015 Portuguese GQ Men of The Year event.

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