Jamaican-Canadian model with vitiligo on America’s Next Top Model


Our thanks to Peter Jordens for kindly compiling this information for us.

Nineteen-year-old Jamaican Canadian, Chantelle Brown-Young a.k.a. Chantelle Winnie, is among the finalists on the television series America’s Top Model. Chantelle suffers from the skin condition called vitiligo which gives her skin two distinct color tones. This skin condition had her contemplate suicide while growing up. She was born in Canada of Jamaican parents.

Here are a series of links to articles and videos on her path-breaking career.

‘America’s Next Top Model’ contestant hasn’t let rare skin condition hold her back

Victoria Taylor, New York Daily News, May 8, 2014


‘Top Model’ contestant with vitiligo proves flaws are beautiful

Isabelle Khoo, Huffington Post, May 8, 2014


‘I was nicknamed zebra and cow’: Bullied teen suffering from Michael Jackson’s skin disorder lands spot on America’s Next Top Model

Sadie Whitelocks, Daily Mail, May 7, 2014


This model with vitiligo is possibly the most inspirational thing you’ll see today

Kimberley Dadds, BuzzFeed, May 2, 2014


From suicide thoughts to finalist in America’s Next Top Model

Jamaica Gleaner, February 25, 2014



Chantelle’s Plea Video for #ANTM #Cycle21, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ek9JQ9qEEWE

Chantelle Young on America’s Next Top Model, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SmY6mdiGBjc

SHOWstudio: SHOWstudio x MACHINE-A, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m4boNkn4o3I

Vitiligo: A Skin Condition not a Life Change: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=__3Hm14whUY

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