Winnie Harlow is a black supermodel, with a  skin condition called vitiligo. It's changed the pigment of her skin, giving her a very unique look:

 

@complex "there's a meeting in my...."

A photo posted by ♔Chantelle Winnie♔ (@winnieharlow) on

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Winnie has a lot of fans, partly because she appeared on a cycle of America's Next Top Model, where she was really open about how she was very ashamed of her skin growing up. A lot of people find her story inspirational, as she's turned something that could be perceived as a flaw into one of her most unique selling points as a model. She's also just damn beautiful!

So, how are her fans honoring her? Um, by painting their faces to look like hers. Hmm.

http://hellyeahchantellewinnie.tumblr.com/post/127269929485/i-really-wish-people-would-stop-doing-this-shit

Now, here's where things really get complicated. Winnie doesn't care! She responded to the brewing controversy with a long Instagram post:

Only 1,255 comments? NBD. (via Winnie Harlow)
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Sources: Winnie Harlow