Gorgeous New Top Model Contestant Has Vitiligo

Chantelle Young, a contestant on the forthcoming 21st Cycle of America's Next Top Model, has the skin condition vitiligo. In Chantelle's case, the depigmentation of her skin seems to be mostly symmetrical, creating a stunning sort of Rorschach-esque effect that—as Tyra would say—is very editorial.

Chantelle is a 19-year-old from Toronto (which somehow doesn't disqualify her from being in the running towards becoming America's Next Top Model) who describes herself as a "vitiligo spokesmodel."

Gorgeous New Top Model Contestant Has Vitiligo


In her plea video for viewer votes (the new "social media" aspect to ANTM that allows the audience to be the fourth panel judge), Chantelle says that being a contestant on the show is a "lifetime dream," which sounds ridiculous until you realize that she was only like 7 or 8 when the show first premiered and that you are fucking old now.

She fully embraces her vitiligo saying of the condition, "A lot of people have a story or a background, but mine is painted on my body."


Cycle 21 of ANTM premieres on the CW in August.