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This vitiligo model just made history

By Rediff Get Ahead
February 19, 2019 14:38 IST
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Winnie Harlow will be the first model with vitiligo to feature in a Sports Illustrated edition. 

Photographs: Courtesy Winnie Harlow/Instagram

Last year, Winnie Harlow walked the Victoria's Secret ramp for the first time.

Three months later, she is set to make headlines again.

The Canadian model will feature in Sports Illustrated's 2019 iconic edition.

Winnie took to Instagram to reveal the news.

'Hello from your NEW @si_swimsuit 2019 ROOKIE!

'I'm going to the Bahamas! Thank you @mj_day endlessly grateful to you and the whole Sports Illustrated Swim Family see you soon!

'And thank you to all my supporters and everyone on my team. Hope I make you all proud!'

The model also shared a behind-the-scenes pic of the swimsuit shoot, below.

In an interview with People magazine, she added: 'I'm so excited for people to see vitiligo be put under such a beautiful, sexy light and prove that our bodies can be celebrated. And this goes for all body types and conditions. It’s a complete honor not just as a model, but as a woman of color with vitiligo.'

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