Last night, Winnie Harlow made history as the first model with vitiligo to walk Victoria’s Secret runway.
Her appearance has been described as a step toward diversifying a runway that’s been famous in its limited representation of women.
And speaking with People about her inclusion in the 2018 show, Winnie said:
“It means the world to me. Victoria’s Secret might be the biggest show there is because of how many people are able to watch it around the world, so to be a part of diversifying the Victoria’s Secret Angel landscape is a true honor that I’m so proud of. Any step towards a truly equal and diverse modeling industry is great, but for a huge brand like Victoria’s Secret to include me as a model with vitiligo is a huge step to normalizing it in the entire industry. I’m glad to be the first, but part of me is also sad that there weren’t any before me and I hope that there are many more in the future. We need to work towards diversity, not for the sake of it, but to make it the norm. And I hope this is a big step toward that.”
Now, check out the photos from her history-making night, as shared by Getty: