Beauty may seem like a very simple subject, but in reality it is something both complex and subjective. We are all different, we think differently, and we see the things around us in different ways, which leads our perception of beauty to an infinite list of factors. What is beautiful for many people may not be good for others. The supermodel Winnie Harlow has managed to prove that beauty is more than a beautiful skin and a perfect face, and the photos she shares on her Instagram account push us to admire her for her incredible work, and especially for his courage. At the end of the article, you will see a bonus that will allow you to learn a little more about what this model of beauty thinks, and how society influences our thoughts.
WittyBubbles will tell you today the touching story of this model who has won many hearts and is now a great source of inspiration for her fans.
At only 24 years old, the Canadian model Chantelle Brown-Young, better known as Winnie Harlow, has overcome many obstacles since the age of four when she was diagnosed with vitiligo. The Vitiligo is a chronic skin disease characterized by depigmentation of various parts of the skin. Chantelle’s physical appearance caused her problems as early as her childhood, such as the constant mockery of her classmates. The pain and discomfort associated with the rejection of others led Chantelle to change schools several times. Some parents even told her to stay away from their children, lest she “contaminate” them.
Vitiligo is characterized by the appearance of white spots on specific areas of the skin, due to the gradual disappearance of cells responsible for pigmentation. The size of these spots may vary, and the evolution of the disease and the location of these areas “depigmented” is neither controllable nor predictable. These spots often appear symmetrically, this disease is not contagious, and its consequences mainly affect the appearance.
The career of mannequin Winnie Harlow began when Tyra Banks , one of the top most famous models of the 90s, was discovered on the social networks as a candidate for the program America’s Next Top Model. She then became one of 14 finalists in 2004 and was introduced as a model for the Spanish clothing brand Desigual , which she became the muse.
During a TED conference , a space promoting “ideas that are worth spreading” produced by the American organization TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design), the supermodel told its story , and explained that all the problems she has encountered because of her difference have contributed to her learning of life, and made her stronger and greater. Of course, it was very hard to hear all these negative remarks about her physique, but it also made her stand up for what she was. She explained to her audience:“I was trying to get into a mold where I did not belong, but in fact, who can really tell me which mold I should enter? I can make my own mold … And this mold may be very cliché, but I think there is beauty in everything. “
Break the codes of beauty
Winnie Harlow at the Victoria’s Secret parade in 2018
Winnie Harlow was the first model to have a vitiligo to participate in the annual Victoria’s Secret brand show . She was wearing a flowery dress and had a spectacular smile. This triumph is a great reward for all the effort and hard work she has provided throughout her career. This experience only adds to his dream of becoming a recognized model, also a prestigious spokesperson for this rare disease.
“Thank you Lord for waking me this morning with the necessary breath. Thank you for giving me the power to avoid negativity, and thank you for the blessings you have given me. Thank you Lord for blessing me with all these fans and all these fans, and for giving me such opportunities. As long as I continue the wonderful journey of my life, help me to remember that as a child of God, I am blessed and favored. Amen. “
Bonus: My story is painted on my body
We admire Winnie’s values and the courage she has had to realize her dreams, regardless of the circumstances. And for you, what is true beauty? What do you think of this top model? Leave a message in the comments, and share this article with everyone in your life!