Why We Have a Crush On Winnie Harlow, the Boundary-Breaking Bombshell Taking Over the Fashion World. Teased as a child, the 21-year-old Canadian model is now walking on runways everywhere, tight with Drake, and feeling very comfortable in her skin.
Winnie Harlow, born Chantelle Brown-Young, has struggled with the rare skin disease vitiligo for most of her life. When she was a kid, other children called her a cow and a zebra. Modeling agencies in Toronto turned her down. She wasn’t supposed to be on America’s Next Top Model, front campaigns for Diesel, or work with famed photographer Nick Knight, who directed Kanye West’s “Black Skinhead” music video. But at 21, she’s accomplished all of that and more. And this is just the beginning. Meet the Toronto native who Drake raps about in “Know Yourself” and calls the “6 Goddess.”