“I’m Not A Vitiligo Sufferer”: Winnie Harlow Defends Her Right To Be Considered Beautiful

Date April 2, 2018

Winnie Harlow, the 23-year-old model, proves she is not a vitiligo “sufferer.” But why she has to do that?

This woman is a successful fashion model, activist, and spokesperson. Winnie became popular after participation in the America's Next Top Model show. But it turned out not everyone considers her skin beautiful. Winnie Harlow is concerned about headlines of the magazines that say she is “vitiligo sufferer” or “suffers from vitiligo”.

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On her Instagram account, she decided to prove she is happy and satisfied with her condition.

I’m not a “Vitiligo Sufferer”. I’m not a “Vitiligo model”. I am Winnie. I am a model. And i happen to have Vitiligo.

All our differences are apart of who we are but they don’t define us! I’m sick of every headline ending in “Vitiligo Sufferer” or “Suffers from Vitiligo”. Do you see me suffering?

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Tamar Braxton is another celebrity with vitiligo. She is a well-known singer, actress, and TV personality.

Over the years, some people have noticed that Tamar’s skin becomes lighter and lighter. There were rumors that she is bleaching her skin. But the celebrity revealed she has vitiligo.

Even though vitiligo is not harmful to people’s physical health, it often makes them doubt their own beauty and suffer from depression and low self-esteem. But there are people who prove that uniqueness is good, and we should love ourselves.

They look indeed beautiful and inspiring!

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