Her jaw-dropping looks have made her a fashion darling and Winnie Harlow used her rising star platform to relay a message on body positivity as she stripped nearly naked for a sizzling snap on Wednesday. The model, who has skin condition vitiligo, donned only a pair of skimpy nude-coloured thongs as she showed off her peachy posterior and statuesque frame in a fierce pose. The sexy photo saw the model muse closing her eyes as she snaps the picture from over her shoulder. Her sculpted back, derriere and toned legs are on full display during body confident snap. She proudly captioned snap ‘The real difference isn’t my skin. It’s the fact that I don’t find my beauty in the opinions of others. I’m beautiful because I know it. Celebrate Your unique beauty today (& everyday)!’
Winnie, who is 5ft 9in, was diagnosed with vitiligo around age of 4, making her among one per cent of the population who has the condition.
In an with Cosmopolitan magazine, she said ‘Kids called me a cow and mooed at me. I remember sitting by my window wishing upon the stars that my skin condition would go away.’ She was physically taunted later in life and reveals that a group of girls ‘jumped her’ in a fight, which led to her being suspended because she started skipping class. She dropped out of school at age of 17 and never looked back. Winnie, who was working at a callcentre, was scouted on Facebook and was quickly snapped up to star in a string of campaigns and music videos.
Her big break came when she starred on America’s Next Top Model in 2014 and Tyra Banks said that Winnie’s skin breaks down barriers of what is considered really beautiful. Now Winnie, who describes her self as a ‘vitiligo spokesmodel’ on Instagram, is being celebrated for her distinctive look. Her striking good looks have even caught eye of Formula One hunk Lewis Hamilton and pair have frequently been spotted partying together. They have never confirmed a romantic relationship.