- Model Winnie Harlow has vitiligo
- She is however not defined by her skin
- She has shared photos of herself to inspire body positivity in others
Canadian model Winnie Harlow has already made a big name for herself in the world of fashion.
She has also warmed the hearts of millions by wholly embracing her vitiligo, which has left patches on her skin.
She is now using her fame and growing Instagram following to spread a message of body positivity.
In a recent post, she wrote: "The real difference isn't my skin. It's the fact that I don't find my beauty in the opinions of others. I'm beautiful because I know it. Celebrate Your unique beauty today (& everyday)!"
Winnie was diagnosed with vitiligo at the age of four. In an interview with Cosmopolitan magazine, she revealed that she had a difficult childhood as a result.
She said: "Kids called me a cow and mooed at me. I remember sitting by my window wishing upon the stars that my skin condition would go away."
Despite these difficulties, she has managed to build confidence in herself and launch a successful modeling career.
It is indeed inspiring that she is promoting positivity in others. She even refers to herself as a "vitiligo spokesmodel" on Instagram.
Watch more about her in the video below.