The model, who has vitiligo, Winnie Harlow, a pigmentation condition that causes white patches to form on her skin starred as a contestant on America’s Top Model, which propelled her into limelight in the fashion industry.
She has since starred in a Diesel advert and has walked the catwalks for the likes of Ashish and Desigual.
Last weekend, she picked up the Beauty Idol gong at German magazine Gala’s Spa Awards 2015 in Baden, looking gorgeous in a sequin and lace red dress.
Asked what the award meant to her, she said: ‘It’s an amazing honour. The fact that people recognize what I’m fighting makes my success even more valuable.’