Win­nie Har­low

Far from be­com­ing a recluse be­cause of her un­usual skin, Win­nie walks on run­ways world­wide

Singapore Women's Weekly (Singapore) - - INFORM -

As a young girl who was teased and called ‘cow’ and ‘ze­bra’ be­cause of the white patches on her skin, Win­nie did not have an easy child­hood. She has vi­tiligo, an in­cur­able skin pigmentation disease that causes colour­less patches to de­velop on a per­son’s body. But now, this former so­cial pariah has two mil­lion fol­low­ers on In­sta­gram and is the face of Span­ish fash­ion la­bel De­sigual. “I think the in­dus­try is open­ing up, but still needs to ac­cept var­i­ous forms of beauty as a stan­dard, as op­posed to an oc­cur­rence now and then,” she ex­plains. “I want to see dif­fer­ent faces on the cov­ers of mag­a­zines, as the stars of movies, fea­tured on bill­boards... It’s time we open the mar­ket up and em­brace peo­ple from all walks of life.”

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