Winnie Harlow, born on July 27, 1994 in Toronto, Ontario, is one of the most recognizable models in the world right now for obvious reasons. Born with vitiligo, Harlow was a victim of bullying by other children and was reportedly called a “cow, zebra, and all manner of other disparaging slurs” before achieving fame as a contestant on the twenty-first season of America’s Next Top Model.
Harlow, 23, is of Jamaican descent. She was discovered by America’s Next Top Model host Tyra Banks on Instagram, becoming one of the 14 finalists in 2014. Harlow was the first and only Canadian ever cast on America’s Next Top Model.
While Harlow was eliminated from America’s Next Top Model, she began modeling for the Span brand Desigual, becoming their official representative. In September 2014, she walked and closed for the clothing brand Ashish during in London Fashion Week.
Harlow’s career continued to grow. In 2016, she was featured in a commercial for Sprite and was featured in a campaign for Swarovski. Currently, Harlow has over 2.7 million followers on Instagram.
Winnie has appeared in multiple music videos, such as JMSN’s “The One”, Eminem‘s “Guts Over Fear”, and The Black Eyed Peas’ “#WHERESTHELOVE” and in Beyoncé’s “visual album” Lemonade.