Top Model Contestant With Vitiligo Redefining Beauty


For the average woman, having self-confidence is a journey. But for Chantelle Brown-Young, the journey has been laded with nasty epithets.

Brown-Young is one of the new contestants for “America’s Top Model” but she also has vitiligo, which began when she was 4 years old. “A lot of people have a story and a background, but mine is painted on my body,” she said in a 2011 video, “Vitiligo: A Skin Condition not a Life Changer.”

Having traveled and modeled regularly, the 19-year-old serves as a great example of embracing outer beauty in whatever form.