Top Model Vitiligo Contestant Chantelle Brown-Young Is Redefining Beauty, Inside And Out
Top Model Vitiligo Contestant Chantelle shows us beauty in a different light and we are loving it. Because of her pigment disorder, Chantelle Brown-Young has spent her childhood being called “zebra” and “cow”, but today, she is all set to redefine beauty on a really grand scale. The 19-year old Toronto beauty was chosen as a contestant for the summer installment of “American’s Next Top Model. “ A lot of people have a story and a background, but mine is painted on my body,” said Brown-Young in her “plea video.” Just like Michael Jackson, Brown-Young has the pigment disorder called vitiligo, which is incurable and affected .5 to 1 percent of the world population. She shared her experience with Vitiligo in a 2011 video, saying that the disorder started to materialize at age 4, and it was very painful time for her. She further added, “”I have my flaws but I embrace them, and called Vitiligo: A Skin Condition not a Life Changer.” At her lowest point, she pondered suicide, but later, was involved in modeling and appeared in several photo shoots and magazines. Then, she got biggest opportunity of her life: a shot at fulfilling a dream to become “America’s Next Top Model.” The CW reality show, hosted by Tyra Banks, awarded $100,000 national ad campaign, modeling contract, magazine shoot and other prizes to the winner. Lisa Brown, Chantelle’s mother is so thrilled with her daughter’s turnaround, and with her new level of confidence. Check out more of her amazing artistic shots below
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