Winnie Harlow Wants Diversity in Fashion World: Vitiligo Model Called Walking Victoria’s Secret Runway a 'Huge Honour'
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London, December 5: After making her debut at this year's Victoria's Secret (VS) Fashion Show, model-activist Winnie Harlow, who suffers from vitiligo, which affects the pigment of the skin, says being the first model with the condition to walk the runway was a "huge honour".

In an interview with Teen Vogue, Harlow said: "Any step toward a truly equal and diverse modelling industry is great, but for a huge brand like Victoria's Secret to include models with skin conditions like vitiligo is a huge step to normalising it in the entire industry. Victoria's Secret Fashion Show 2018: Kendall Jenner, Gigi Hadid, Stella Maxwell, Elsa Hosk Looked Drop Dead Gorgeous On The Ramp - View Pics.

"I hope that there's many more in the future. We need to work toward diversity, not for the sake of it, but to make it the norm. And I hope that this is a big step toward that." The 24-year-old also admitted that walking the catwalk made her feel powerful and confident, reported femalefirst.co.uk.

"Walking VS was one of my biggest goals as a model, maybe even my top one, so achieving it made me feel more powerful and confident in my career than I ever have before.

"I'm excited about taking that confidence and letting it show in everything that I do, whether it's amazing things in the modelling world or new things that I've never thought about doing before. I feel like the sky is the limit now," added Harlow.