Winnie Harlow, born Chantelle Brown-Young, has struggled with the rare skin disease vitiligo for most of her life. When she was a kid, other children called her a cow and a zebra. Modeling agencies in Toronto turned her down. She wasn’t supposed to be on America’s Next Top Model, front campaigns for Diesel, or work with famed photographer Nick Knight, who directed Kanye West’s “Black Skinhead” music video. But at 21, she’s accomplished all of that and more.

And this is just the beginning. Meet the Toronto native who Drake raps about in “Know Yourself” and calls the “6 Goddess.”

This feature originally appears in Complex's August/September issue.