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Beauty Beyond Standards! Model with Vitiligo Chantelle Winnie Honoured with Beauty Idol Award



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Despite being bullied, facing controversy and segregation in the fashion industry, model with Vitiligo – Chantelle Winnie keeps winning.

The 19-year-old just picked up the Beauty Idol Award at the Gala’s Spa Awards 2015 in Baden Baden, Germany in a gorgeous red sequin and lace Mikael D dress.

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Speaking on her win, Chantelle said – “It’s an amazing honour. The fact that people recognize what I’m fighting makes my success even more valuable.” While sharing the news with her 629,000 Followers she commented on a photo of her win saying “I’m just tryna stay alive and take care of my people And they don;t have no award for that.

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We love how she is being celebrated for her distinctive looks. Congrats!

Photo Credit@WinnieHarlow (Instagram)

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  1. thelma

    March 24, 2015 at 5:15 pm

    Happy for her

    • Adaoha

      March 25, 2015 at 7:33 am

      This girl will bleach her skin with time, awards or no awards! They always turn around. Some body should mark my words

    • MC

      March 25, 2015 at 11:28 am

      somebody should tell you to shut up


      March 26, 2015 at 12:03 pm

      @Adaoha, how can you make such a silly comment. i wonder your before and after
      shame on you!!!!!!!!!!

    • Reply

      March 29, 2015 at 12:34 pm

      You are seriously sick and dumb.She has a skim condition! not sunburn..Exhibiting sheer foolishness.

  2. kitty

    March 24, 2015 at 5:46 pm


  3. Uju Lilian

    March 24, 2015 at 5:54 pm

    So Amazing. She is a fighter and a winner, by giving people with such skin disease a voice and every reason to come out without hiding. Go girl!

  4. wagamama

    March 24, 2015 at 5:56 pm


  5. @edDREAMZ

    March 24, 2015 at 7:29 pm

    Like i earlier said they are using this babe simple….

  6. Purple_star

    March 24, 2015 at 9:24 pm

    Beauty is in the hands of the beholder!!!

    • Carliforniabawlar

      March 25, 2015 at 3:24 am

      I say it’s in the beholder’s armpit!! -____-

    • iJo

      March 25, 2015 at 8:14 am


  7. Wifey

    March 25, 2015 at 1:58 am

    I think she’s an average beauty at best. I don’t know why they are celebrating the vtiligo. Its not bad, its not good. It just is. I’m sorry to say this, but I find the vitiligo distracting. Good for her.. I just don’t understand what they are celebrating. It would be like celebrating an amputee or celebrating the blindness of a blind model

    • Udegbunam Chukwudi

      March 25, 2015 at 7:47 am

      They are celebrating it cause it’s not the norm in the fashion industry where everything has to be literally perfect.

    • Bruness

      March 25, 2015 at 7:57 am

      @ wifey, will you shut the f-k up, why shouldn’t they celebrate vitiligo, this skin disorder has no cure and it does a lot of harm to your self esteem. Can you walk on the road with your head held high with this disorder? I bet husby wouldn’t give you a second look and call you pretty. I have a cousin with vitiligo and I can tell you first hand that it’s not what you’d wish anyone, she’s ashamed to leave the house,people made fun of her, when you try to get close to her all she sees is PITY, she became very bitter for a very long time, she wanted what every girl wants to be admired, to be called beautiful, to flirt, to go dancing, to love and be loved but I thank God she found peace in church and has tried to embrace how she was made. Anything that messes up your physical look is bad so pleasseee this is worth celebrating. Albinos should equally take a cue from her.

    • Ifiii

      March 25, 2015 at 10:43 am

      I think she is being celebrated because despite all odds she is making a name for herself in the fashion/modeling industry. Do you know what it takes to be in the modeling industry? I admire her courage, the fact that she seems to have learnt to love herself and her self esteem, that is beauty.

  8. oy

    March 25, 2015 at 8:18 am

    it is definitely worth celebrating

  9. Beegal

    March 25, 2015 at 10:31 am

    It’ll help create awareness, reduce stigma and promote acceptance!

  10. Jhennique

    March 25, 2015 at 10:39 am

    Chantelle. I love this girl!

  11. dearestzee

    March 25, 2015 at 11:23 am

    @Adaoha, she wont bleach cos shes not a Nigerian,They are appreciate her look.God bless her country for not ignoring her.Go girl

    • oj

      March 27, 2015 at 10:17 am

      pls, u think only Nigerians bleach? South Africans and even Indians are bleaching seriously.

  12. Tawakalt

    March 25, 2015 at 2:20 pm

    It is about the inside not the outside,,,,,,,,,,,,her self esteem says alot about her inside……….. I celebrate u beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


    April 20, 2015 at 3:39 pm

    She is stunnigly beautiful!

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