Chantelle Winnie is best known for appearing on the last season of America’s Nex Top Model, where she had placed sixth. The beauty, who has a prominent and unusually symmetric form of the chronic skin condition Vitiligo gained more popularity after appearing on the reality show – she became a Vitiligo spokes-model, started her career as a runway model and was hired to represent the image of various brands. Recently, 21 year-old Chantelle spoke at the 2015 Women in the World event about beauty and body confidence:
On her unique look:
Everyone asks me what the turning point was but it was just me making the effort to focus on my opinion on myself. I was like, wait I don’t actually think I’m ugly – I think I’m beautiful. So where did I get this idea I wasn’t? From someone else. Now I’ve learnt to just listen to yourself.
On how she became a model:
I never wanted to be a model. It was a hobby. I posted to social media and was discovered.
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