Winnie Harlow Biography
(Public Spokesperson and First Model with Vitiligo to Walk in the ‘Victoria's Secret Fashion Show’)
Birthday: July 27, 1994 (Leo)
Born In: Mississauga, Canada
Winnie Harlow is a Canadian model and television personality. She became famous for being a contestant on the 21st cycle of the U.S. television series ‘America's Next Top Model’. Born and raised in Toronto, Harlow suffers from a chronic skin condition called vitiligo that has resulted in the depigmentation of portions of her skin. She was bullied at school as a child and had to change schools several times. She eventually dropped out and at one point, even contemplated suicide. Harlow began her modelling career on Instagram and was discovered by Tyra Banks who recruited her as one of the contestants for the 2014 season of ‘America's Next Top Model’. Her performance in the competition was mediocre. While Harlow did become one of the finalists on the show, she was ultimately eliminated in the second week of the finals. She then took part in the “comeback series.” After completing the series and receiving the most number of votes, she was brought back to ‘America's Next Top Model’. Despite being eliminated again soon after, Harlow has managed to gain a solid footing in the fashion industry. In the ensuing years, she has emerged as one of the most prominent young fashion models, having worked for brands such as Sprite, Diesel, and Swarovski. She is also a public spokesperson on vitiligo.