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Chantelle Winnie: an inspiration

Winnie Harlow was about 3 or 4 years old when vitiligo appeared. Vitiligo is a rare skin condition which affects the immune system of the body. It starts as white patches on the skin and spreads to other parts of or the entire body.

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Life was not easy for Chantelle often teased and bullied because of the random white patches on her skin. She hated herself and blamed alienation from friends because of the vitiligo.

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She even contemplated suicide because of the skin condition. Chantelle dropped out of school, but eventually turned her life around.

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She even contemplated suicide because of the skin condition. Chantelle dropped out of school, but eventually turned her life around.

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She accepted her skin condition and learned to love herself for what and who she is. Things started to fall into place and the rest is history.

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Chantelle Winnie is now a model and even an aspiring writer. She has a huge following on Instagram with fans reading her musings and journey towards acceptance of herself.

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A Canadian by nationality and Jamaican by ethnic descent, she moved from her native country to America to pursue her dreams. One of the many achievements apart from being a catwalk model is her appearance on America's Top Model.

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A Canadian by nationality and Jamaican by ethnic descent, she moved from her native country to America to pursue her dreams. One of the many achievements apart from being a catwalk model is her appearance on America's Top Model.

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She is on the current ShowStudio Campaign. Chantelle Winnie is also a vitiligo spokesmodel.

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Her latest project was the show for Desigual. On Instagram she thanked Desigual for becoming a part of their family.

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Her latest project was the show for Desigual. On Instagram she thanked Desigual for becoming a part of their family.

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