Beautiful model Winnie Harlow is the cover story for Elle Canada February 2017. Winnie was the first model with Vitiligo to cover major magazines world wide. She has done campaigns for tons of top designers and continues to build her brand in 2017.
Photography captured by Nelson Simoneau, hair by stylist Justin German, wardrobe by Corey Ng, art direction by Brittany Eccles.
“A former friend of mine got a nose job, and I was the most supportive person of that nose job. I’m not the person that people portray me to be. I love myself the way I am, but people will always message me about other people with vitiligo who cover their skin. ‘Winnie Harlow, you need to tell them that they need to love themselves the way they are and stop covering their skin!’ No! If that’s what makes them comfortable and what makes them happy, let them be. This is just what makes me happy. Right? So that’s why I do it. But that’s not me saying ‘Well, you must never get a nose job, you must not cover your skin, let your pimples shine free.‘” – Winnie on people projecting onto her that she always has to be about loving herself.
Full Winnie Harlow interview for ELLE Canada