America's Next Top Model Will Feature A Contestant With Vitiligo
America's Next Top Model
will enter its 21st cycle in August, which is bound to make you feel a little bit old. But, it's also the first season to feature a woman with vitiligo, a skin-pigmentation condition. Chantelle Brown-Young, a 19-year-old model from Toronto, made a video for the ANTM
audiences — a new part of how contestants proceed in the competition — to explain why she should win. She calls herself "the underdog's superwoman," highlighting her achievements in the industry despite what some agencies would consider a "flaw." She thinks being crowned the next Top Model would prove anyone with a nontraditional skin type can still make it as a model — and she's right.
points out, her pigmentation is quite symmetrical, a quality we know Tyra Banks loves. And, the fact that she's young, thin, and beautiful isn't lost on anyone. We're happy to see the show expanding its idea of who's considered model material. (Jezebel