10-year-old April Celebrity, from Miami, Florida identified as having vitiligo when she was only six years of age.
The skin condition causes patches of white discoloration on her skin – however, that has not prevented her from accomplishing her dream of being a model.
Young Model Proves Bullies Wrong Amazingly; instead, the young person has begun to change the beauty standards set by the modeling industry.
Influenced by America’s Next Top Model contestant Winnie Harlow, who also has vitiligo, April regularly shares empowering quotes with her 62,000 followers.
Soon after achieving massive popularity online, fortunate April even got the opportunity to meet her role model.
Praising her on The Real Talk Show, Winnie said: “Every time I see her all over the net, I see the little girl that I always wish I could have been at her age.”
Young Vitiligo Model Proves Bullies Wrong She added: “I don’t even think she needs any advice. She’s perfect.”
April has also found modeling jobs with online childrenswear store Love My Alannah and in a fashion spread for Essence magazine.
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Things have not always been easy for April, whose mother told said that she was frequently the subject of bullying and cruel taunts from her classmates at school.
But thanks to the help and support of her mom and sister – actress Yindra Zayas – April told said that the key to her self-confidence is, “Being yourself and never being afraid of showing anyone the real you.”