The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show is one of the most awaited and coveted parades by models. This year, new models have been selected for the new lingerie range of the brand. And one of them is none other than Winnie Harlow. This 24-year-old model became famous for her participation in America’s Next Top Model, presented by Tyra Banks. However, she was especially noticed for the skin problem she has since her 4 years, vitiligo. An autoimmune disease that causes depigmentation of the skin on different parts of the body.
The choice made by Victoria’s Secret allows Winnie Harlow to become the first model with a skin disease to scroll for the American brand. A decision of the leaders which is a true advance for the diversity in the medium of the modeling. However, there is still some work to be done. Indeed, it is important to remember that until now, Victoria’s Secret remains very strict about the measurements of his Angels, models with the filiform silhouette. When are more fleshy models on the catwalk of the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show?
Winnie Harlow will finally step on Victoria’s Secret’s podium
“I do not suffer from vitiligo”
Winnie Harlow, the first Victoria’s Secret model to have a skin disease, is an activist for the positive body. But be careful, she does not suffer from vitiligo! Indeed, following the publication of an article in the Evening Standard Magazine, she wanted to clarify things about her illness, via an Instagram post: ” I am Winnie, I am a model, and I have vitiligo. I do not suffer! ” She also recalled that the only thing she suffers from is ” newspaper headlines and the closed minds of men and women who have a standard of beauty in mind when there are several standards of beauty! A powerful message that reminds us that our differences do not define us and that should help to end the dictates.