When Winnie Harlow hits the Victoria’s Secret runway for the primary time tonight, she’ll make historical past. As the primary mannequin with vitiligo to hitch VS’s solid of Angels, Winnie’s look is a step towards diversifying a runway that is been notoriously restricted in its illustration of girls. And, that is not misplaced on the mannequin and activist. Of her inclusion within the 2018 present, Winnie advised Folks:
“It means the world to me. Victoria’s Secret may be the largest present there’s due to how many individuals are in a position to watch it world wide, so to be part of diversifying the Victoria’s Secret Angel panorama is a real honor that I am so happy with. Any step in the direction of a very equal and numerous modeling business is nice, however for an enormous model like Victoria’s Secret to incorporate me as a mannequin with vitiligo is a large step to normalizing it in the whole business. I am glad to be the primary, however a part of me can also be unhappy that there weren’t any earlier than me and I hope that there are a lot of extra sooner or later. We have to work in the direction of range, not for the sake of it, however to make it the norm. And I hope this can be a large step towards that.”
Agreed. We’re all right here for Winnie’s wings and this second on the runway, however this is hoping it conjures up progress, change, and inclusion all through the business and on this stage going ahead.
Learn on to see Winnie gearing up for the present backstage and put together to cheer with us all when she makes her method down that runway for the very first time.