Harlow shot to fame on America’s Next Top Model in 2014 and has since worked with the who’s who of the fashion industry’s elite, including Marc Jacobs and Tommy Hilfiger.
Harlow made waves due to her modeling prowess and vitiligo, a disease in which the pigment cells of the skin are destroyed in some areas.
She took tabloid newspapers to task, however, in a post on Instagram, saying that she should not be defined by her skin condition.
“I’m not a ‘vitiligo sufferer.’ I’m not a ‘vitiligo model.’ I am Winnie. I am a model. And I happen to have vitiligo,” she posted alongside a snap of her standing on Dubai’s shoreline.