April Star is certainly becoming the star she’s meant to be!

I came across this little lady on Instagram where beautiful model Winnie Harlow posted a picture of her. If you’re familiar with Winnie Harlow, then you already know she’s the model who’s bringing the skin disorder vitiligo to light. We’ve heard of vitiligo before, in which the Late Michael Jackson confessed to have had. Nevertheless, Winnie is clearly redefining the standards of beauty, particularly within the modeling industry. According to her bio, the native Canadian was discovered at the age of sixteen by a local journalist. She shared her story in a YouTube video that received over 150k views. The views led to features in The Daily Mail and Access Hollywood. Her maturity, beauty and message resonated with fans around the world. Before her 18th birthday, she found herself encouraging people all over the world through her growing social media platforms.

One of those people Winnie has encouraged is April Star, a ten year-old aspiring model from Miami, Florida. According to Daily Mail, April was diagnosed with vitiligo at the age of six. April currently has over 60,000 followers on her Instagram (redefinedmybeauty), where she shows off her beautiful images and you can sense the confidence that she displays in each picture posted. Her parents has obviously done a great job of instilling her ability to embrace her “love spots”, as her skin patches are affectionately called.


Watch April and Winnie meet each other for the first time on The Real Daytime Talk Show.

Lakia Nichole

Lakia Nichole’s Blog is a platform to showcase love for my people, our culture, and all positive things in-between.