Tyra Banks Adds Girl With Vitiligo To New Season Of America’s Next Top Model


A formerly bullied Toronto native living with the skin disorder vitiligo landed a spot on Tyra Banks iconic America’s Next Top Model.

Chantelle Brown-Young stole the judges hearts with her story and her look confident video submission. Chantelle was selected to compete in the show’s 21st cycle alongside other aspiring female and male models. 


Via: Daily Mail

Chantelle Brown-Young from Toronto was diagnosed with vitiligo – the same condition Michael Jackson had – around the age of four and said growing up she was cruelly nicknamed ‘zebra’ and ‘cow’ because of the white patches covering her face and body.


But thanks to her natural beauty she is now fulfillng her dreams of being a model. Her social network accounts reveal that she has already graced the catwalk dozens of times, starred in a music video and last month, she was photographed by Nick Knight, who has lensed everyone from Kate Moss to Karlie Kloss.

She describes herself as a ‘vitiligo spokesmodel’ on Instagram where she has more than 100,000 followers and she was recently invited back to her high school to do a motivational talk with students touching on the discrimination she faced.