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This is so heartwarming!

10-year-old aspiring model, April Star, was diagnosed with skin condition Vitiligo a few years after she was born. But this has not stopped her dream of walking the runway as a supermodel.

The social media sensation created her Instagram account – @RedefinedMyBeauty to help raise awareness for Vitiligo, and show the world that she is just like everyone else, she’s just another shade of black.

A day ago, the ladies of The Real daytime talk show – Loni Love, Tamera Mowry-Housley, Tamar Braxton, Jeanie Mai & Adrienne Bailon – invited the young lady to the show.

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During their interview with her, they asked who her role models were and she mentioned popular Vitiligo model – Winnie Harlow. Little did she know that the ladies of The Real & Winnie had a big surprise for her.

Watch below!

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Part 2

Winnie Harlow and April Star on The Real - BellaNaija - September 2015

Jeanie Mai, Tamar Braxton, Tamera Mowry-Housley, Winnie Harlow, April Star, Loni Love & Adrienne Bailon

Photo Credit: @TheRealDaytime | @WinnieHarlow (Instagram)

Jennifer is the Beauty Editor & Style Representative of BellaNaija.com. Get in touch - Send an email to: beauty(at)bellanaija.com or style(at)bellanaija.com | Follow us on Instagram: @bellanaijabeauty OR @bellanaijastyle | Follow us on Twitter: @bellanaijastyle

17 Comments

  1. Nefertiti

    September 19, 2015 at 9:50 pm

    Awwwwww… she’s your mini me

  2. bruno

    September 19, 2015 at 10:29 pm

    bellanaija, the way you are making this vitiligo disease look, like its a very painful deadly disease,. pls it is not.

    The condition is not contagious, does not
    cause pain , and is not medically dangerous.

    the way you are doing, as if both of them are going to die next week from the skin disease.

    too much sympathy for something that is harmless. pls save the sympathy for people who have deadly uncurable diseases like cancer and ALS etc.

    • Idomagirl

      September 20, 2015 at 4:21 am

      *facepalm*

  3. nonijaz

    September 19, 2015 at 10:45 pm

    Lovely

    • frank teacher

      September 21, 2015 at 7:47 pm

      YEAH,
      very, its odd that the picture of just both of them together, looks very very good.

  4. ?

    September 20, 2015 at 1:30 am

    Simply beautiful. This made my heart smile. Such a lovely smile!

  5. Lotadiamond

    September 20, 2015 at 2:49 am

    Lol….this always reminds of that dude in boondocks that says he suffers fromm REVITILIGO…..hahahahahahahaha. …crazy dude

    • BM

      September 20, 2015 at 1:20 pm

      Lol!! Uncle Rukkus…no relations….or Clayton Bigsby, the Black White Supremacist from the Chappelle show! Lmao!

  6. anonymous

    September 20, 2015 at 1:41 pm

    Dear Bruno, vitiligo is painless and not transmittable, but for a woman in a world where beauty and looks are everything, it can be “painful” learning how to accept and deal with looking like you were thrown into a smouldering volcano. So appreciate their confidence..

    • Divaclan

      September 21, 2015 at 4:56 pm

      What they fail to understand is that the pain vitiligo sufferers experience is not physical, but psychological. And it doesnt have to be in the beauty industry alone. Everyday life must be a challenge for these sufferers too.

  7. BigBang

    September 20, 2015 at 3:18 pm

    Awww this made me cry…. and Bruno if you don’t have anything positive to say please go hang with your gay friends or something ????

  8. neeka

    September 20, 2015 at 3:34 pm

    tamar once said she had vitiligo…..side eye! i didn’t watch the whole show. i wonder what she had to say abut her own situation.

  9. robby

    September 20, 2015 at 6:20 pm

    Pls…Is Bruno a real human being, I can’t believe a real person can be as insensitive as he/she is, or does she give these crazy comments for attention? It’s sad though if thats how you really are

  10. Divaclan

    September 21, 2015 at 4:57 pm

    What they fail to understand is that the pain vitiligo sufferers experience is not physical, but psychological. And it doesnt have to be in the beauty industry alone. Everyday life must be a challenge for these sufferers too.

    • Baylow

      September 24, 2015 at 11:11 am

      TRUE

  11. masum

    September 21, 2015 at 11:17 pm

    I would like to know how i can cure ?
    Its very much embarrassing its also difficult to live life .
    Better to die .

  12. Baylow

    September 24, 2015 at 11:10 am

    The stigma is what causes pain my dear. I have vitiligo n I wear concealer everyday to avoid questions n “sympathy”. I once went for an audition and one of the judges told me ” with that thing on your face, u can never sell a product”. This was 10years ago and that hasn’t left me… Be easy if you aren’t walking in our shoes.

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