In a society where most days we all just want to fit in, Chantelle Brown-Young was born to stand apart. The stunning model has vitiligo, a skin condition that causes areas of the skin to have no pigment. She says, "A lot of people have a story and background, but mine is painted on my body."
As a contestant on the upcoming season of America's Next Top Model, Chantelle (also known as Winnie Harlow) has already stepped into the spotlight and is challenging societal stereotypes of what it means to be beautiful. She may only be 19, but Chantelle's inspiring story successfully pushes boundaries and redefines beauty. She eloquently states, "I have my flaws, but I love them and embrace them, they are mine."
After developing the rare skin condition as a child, Chantelle persevered through years of bullying, being called "zebra" and "cow" by her peers. Today, she has emerged triumphant, stating, "It's just skin, people have black skin, people have brown skin, I have both."
Like Chantelle, other women have come out to share their inspiring stories of living with what can feel like an alienating skin condition. These women are an inspiration and a reminder that inner and outer beauty come in many extraordinary forms.