'Confidence doesn't eliminate insecurities': Winnie Harlow promotes body positivity as she flaunts her model figure in skimpy lingerie
She's fast becoming one of the hottest models of the moment.
And Winnie Harlow, 22, has treated her legion of Instagram followers to a rather sexy snap as she posed in barely-there lingerie while encouraging her fans to be confident about their bodies on Monday.
The catwalk queen - who was diagnosed with Vitiligo at the age of four - has faced cruelty for her looks in the past, but has hit back with a touching message on social media.
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Poser: Winnie Harlow, 22, treated her legion of Instagram followers to a rather sexy snap in barely-there lingerie while encouraging her fans to be confident about their bodies on Monday
The former America's Next Top Model contestant flaunted her incredible figure in a tiny grey bra and oversized black knickers as she posed up a storm for her sexy selfie.
Winnie captioned the picture with the powerful sentiment: 'Confidence doesn’t eliminate insecurities, and insecurities don’t mean you’re not confident #human.'
The post comes just weeks after the Canadian beauty took to the social media site to express her disdain of being called 'brave'.
Winnie, who is among one per cent of the population to have the rare skin condition, wrote: 'If one more person calls me brave I think Imma flip my s**t.
Striking: The model, who was diagnosed with vitiligo at the age of four, suffered years of bullying and admitted she was even called a 'zebra' and 'cow'
'That’s the problem with “equality”. We don’t see ourselves as equals. We only see differences. If someone without vitiligo has confidence they aren’t deemed “brave.”
'I’m a confident normal a** human, not some being who “must be so brave to go outside looking like that” looking like what, myself?
'Because I don’t look like you it’s so incredible to be confident? I don’t want to look like you, I’m gorgeous.'
The 5ft 9in model, who is rumoured to be dating Lewis Hamilton, often opens up about her rare condition, expressing she is more than just her skin.
Beauty: Winnie has become one of the most sought-after models of the year
She said: 'I get comments that I am a leper. I control how my skin changes, I bleach my skin, my skin's burned. None of those are true.
'If one day I'm all black I'm still a model. If one day I'm all white I'm still a model. I am not my skin. I am a model with a skin condition.'
In another interview with Cosmopolitan magazine, she added: 'Kids called me a cow and mooed at me. I remember sitting by my window wishing upon the stars that my skin condition would go away.'
Winnie, who was working at a call centre, was scouted on Facebook and was quickly snapped up to star in a string of campaigns and music videos.
Her big break came when she starred on America's Next Top Model in 2014 and Tyra Banks said that Winnie's skin breaks down barriers of what is considered beautiful.
Winnie first spoke publicly about her skin condition in 2011 by posting a video to YouTube titled 'Vitiligo: A Skin Condition not a Life Changer'.
New couple alert? The 5ft 9in model, who is rumoured to be dating Lewis Hamilton, often opens up about her rare condition, expressing she is more than just her skin
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