Teenage model with vitiligo inspires

Teenage model with vitiligo inspires

Credit: Photo Courtesy of Winnie Harlow's Instagram account

Teenage model with vitiligo inspires

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by KVUE.com

KVUE.com

Posted on May 7, 2014 at 7:25 AM

“Ever wish you could go back to the younger you and say, ‘Don’t worry baby, it gets better,'” reads one caption from Chantelle Brown-Young’s Instagram account.

Growing pains are part of growing up, but Young describes her experiences with bullies because of the color of her skin.

The 19-years-old has a skin condition called vitiligo, which causes loss of pigment to the skin. There is no cure.

According to her Instagram account, Young is a "Vitiligo Spokesmodel," and she is making a splash in the fashion industry.

Young is a model and will appear on the upcoming season of America's Next Top Model.

"I loved myself. And with that, opportunities started to fall into my lap and I thank God for all of them. Try loving yourself," says a caption on a photo on Young's Instagram.

Young is the first model to have vitiligo on the Tyra Banks created series. You can catch Young modeling on the series this summer.

Go here to visit the Vitiligo Research Foundation.

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