She has a rare skin problem, but she lands a slot in a top model show
In school, Chantelle Brown-Young was bullied. Growing up, she was called “zebra” and “cow” because of a rare skin condition.
When she was four, the Toronto-based girl was diagnosed with vitiligo, a pigmentation disorder, the same condition Michael Jackson had.
White patches of irregular shapes begin to appear on the skin over time.
With this problem, Miss Brown-Young, now 19, couldn’t even have dreamt of a career in modelling, Mail Online reported.
But she has had the last laugh when she was picked as one of the 14 contestants for this summer’s Tyra Banks’ America’s Next Top Model.
On the America’s Next Top Model website Miss Brown-Young is seen posing in a photograph with Banks.
In her pitch video for the series, she said she wanted to be picked because it’s been “a lifelong dream” of hers.
She continued: “I am the underdog and I want to prove that one can follow one’s dreams despite all the flaws and setbacks.”
Source: Mail Online