Die 24-jarige Winnie Harlow is een van die wêreld se bekendste modelle. Sy ly aan vitiligo (leukoderma), ’n siekte wat pigmentasieverlies veroorsaak. Maar in stede daarvan om uit die kollig te bly, het Winnie die toestand tot haar voordeel gebruik. En nou sorg haar "unieke" voorkoms vir groot kontrakte.

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Ná haar debuut in die Amerikaanse reeks America's Next Top Model het Winnie haar modevlerke gesprei. Sy verskyn gereeld op die voorblad van die wêreld se groot glanstydskrifte soos Harper's Bazaar, Elle en Marie Claire.

Vir talle modelle bly die Victoria's Secret-modevertoning net ’n droom. Maar nou gaan Winnie op dié gesogte loopplank verskyn.

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Sy het onlangs op Instagram ’n video gedeel wat wys hoe sy die goeie nuus meegedeel word. Sy het van vreugde gehuil.

"Ek het ’n emosionele ineenstorting gehad voor ek by die senutergendste keuring van my lewe ingestap het ... Ek gaan in die Victoria's Secret-modevertoning stap!" het sy op Instagram geskryf.

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I had a break down before i walked into the most nerve wrecking casting of my life. I asked my driver to go around the block twice before i could walk into the @VictoriasSecret offices so i could re coup, and remember (while my trainer @bodybymato reminded me on the phone through sobs - thank you lol) how hard I’ve been working! I went in and made new friends and saw old friends and it already felt like home! We patiently waited while @ed_razek @johndavidpfeiffer @monica.mitro @10magazine carefully took time to get to know each girl. When it was finally my time, within my nervous storm of anticipation i changed into a black Victoria Secret set and stepped out!!!! I spoke to them about Jamaica, @nick_knight , my abs, and how i was beyond honoured to be given the opportunity to try out.. then I walked for my life!!!! I can’t believe this!! Thank you for giving me all the energy and kindness in that room! Thank you for allowing me to walk for VICTORIA’S SECRET! Thank you to my agencies @firstaccessent @womenmanagementnyc @women_paris @thesquadmanagement my pr @remibrb my agent @mannyuk and mama bears #sarahstennett & @thelilmisse for having my back supporting and believing in me! I love you guys you’re FAMILY!! Thank you mommy for praying with me everyday for the past 3 days. And thank you so much to my fans who have been pushing me forward to this point in my career. I’m so blessed thank you Lord!! IM WALKING THE VICTORIA’S SECRET SHOW! Thank you Vogue for the exclusive interview ??????????

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