F**k It Friday: Winnie Harlow
Sometimes you just gotta throw caution to the wind and say "F**K IT"!
Welcome back to F**k It Friday - a weekly feature from MTV Breaks that’s all about saying a big “f**k yeah” to the most excellent people who’ve said “f**k it” (probably) and taken a leap of faith to make big things happen.
Cos it’s not about just having ideas – it’s about believing in yourself, and making them happen. AMIRIGHT?
So who’s next up in the FIF roll call of honour, drumroll…it’s America’s CURRENT Top Model, Winnie Harlow!
Before she was a kick ass model, inspirational activist and a certified member of Beyoncé’s Lemonade squad, things were pretty rough for Winnie. Winnie suffers from vitiligo, a rare skin pigmentation disease, and was so badly bullied in school that she was forced to drop out. She’s since described this as “possibly the best thing that could have happened” as it gave her the chance to rebuild her sense of self and love who she is.
See, Winnie knew she was beautiful despite what the bullies were saying so she said “f**k it” (probably) and started posting modelling pictures of herself on social media. Before long she (obviously) began to build up quite a big following and catch the eyes of photographers and eventually, Tyra Banks, who cast her for America’s Next Top Model.
Now, we’re not saying you should say “f**k it” and drop out of school, school’s important. What we ARE saying though is that if you think you’re beautiful, then you probably are and there are no limits to what you can and can’t do. WIN-nie.
Check out last week’s “f**k it" hero here.
Have you ever said “f**k it” and taken a chance? Would you like to? Or want to nominate someone for next week? Hit us up on @mtvbreaks with your stories.