Article Nov 30, 2016

You are no longer passing

Winnie Harlow bares skin in new Instagram shot

Winnie Harlow proudly shows off her vitiligo in an inspiring new Instagram post.

The African-American model suffers with the condition, in which pale white patches develop on the skin caused by a lack of melanin.

Ever since finding fame on America’s Next Top Model in 2014, Winnie has been proud to show off her skin. Taking to her Instagram account on Sunday (30Oct16), Winnie shared a snap of herself in underwear, with the caption: “Everything you are going through is preparing you for what you asked for..." followed by a heart emoji.

Fans were quick to commend her words, with one telling the 22-year-old model: “That caption just brought a lot into perspective for me. Thanks.”

Another simply commented: “Preach Winnie”.

Winnie has been spending time in London recently, and was snapped on Thursday (27Oct16) with Naomi Campbell and fellow model Maria Borges celebrating with OBE recipient Edward Enninful at his party. She also joined shoe designer Giuseppe Zanotti for the opening of his flagship store in the British capital.

Winnie is currently gracing the pages of Hunger Magazine in a new editorial, posing in the season’s hottest trends. The urban shoot was mostly shot outside, with Winnie leaping beside concrete walls in ladylike looks.

Sharing a photo from the shoot on her Instagram, the Desigual brand ambassador praised TV personality Shan Boodram for always believing in her.

“when I was 16 @shanboody was the first person who ever asked to shoot me.. She said "your face is so editorial, you need to be on magazine covers!!!" I rolled my eyes and laughed... Guess what big sis, u were right,” she wrote.