Winnie Harlow makes history as first model with vitiligo to walk Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show

Winnie Harlow put on a dazzling display as she made her debut at the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show on Thursday.

Winnie is the first model with vitiligo – a skin condition that causes patches of pigmentation loss on the skin – to walk the runway for the lingerie giant. 

Taking her first strides out onto the runway, the 24-year-old Canadian beauty was positively gorgeous in a pink underwear set with feather detail and shimmery silver camisole.

Later she stunned in a floral cut-out catsuit over a matching balconette bra with yellow trim.

Floral explosion: Winnie Harlow looked fantastic as she hit the runway for her first Victoria's Secret Fashion Show on Thursday

Floral explosion: Winnie Harlow looked fantastic as she hit the runway for her first Victoria's Secret Fashion Show on Thursday

Floral explosion: Winnie Harlow looked fantastic as she hit the runway for her first Victoria's Secret Fashion Show on Thursday

Floral explosion: Winnie Harlow looked fantastic as she hit the runway for her first Victoria's Secret Fashion Show on Thursday

Feminine chic: Winnie Harlow looked fantastic as she hit the runway for her first Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show on Thursday

In bloom: The Canadian beauty wore a cut-out catsuit over a jeweled bra and chandelier earrings

In bloom: The Canadian beauty wore a cut-out catsuit over a jeweled bra and chandelier earrings

In bloom: The Canadian beauty wore a cut-out catsuit over a jeweled bra and chandelier earrings

Winnie’s outfit featured long gloved sleeves and stirrup leggings which she wore with sky-high floral mules. 

Adding extra glitz to her look were a pair of statement chandelier earrings which stood out against her chestnut brown locks.

Elated about her first VS Fashion Show Winnie shared a snap from backstage as she got glammed up. 

Sitting in a pink director’s chair with a full view of her pert derriere, the star captioned the saucy snap: ‘Almost that time! So excited to make my debut Let the @victoriassecret show begin!!’

The former America’s Next Top Model contestant exuded confidence and sensuality as she looked back over her shoulder in the Victoria’s Secret branded pink chair.

‘I have to admit, my nerves are a little bit higher than they usually are,’ she told People before the show.

Making history: Winnie is the first model with vitiligo - a skin condition that causes patches of pigmentation loss on the skin - to walk the runway for the lingerie giant

Making history: Winnie is the first model with vitiligo - a skin condition that causes patches of pigmentation loss on the skin - to walk the runway for the lingerie giant

Making history: Winnie is the first model with vitiligo – a skin condition that causes patches of pigmentation loss on the skin – to walk the runway for the lingerie giant

Delicate touch: Winnie's look was finished off with pretty feather detailing on one shoulder and hip as well as her blush pink heels

Delicate touch: Winnie's look was finished off with pretty feather detailing on one shoulder and hip as well as her blush pink heels

Delicate touch: Winnie's look was finished off with pretty feather detailing on one shoulder and hip as well as her blush pink heels

Delicate touch: Winnie's look was finished off with pretty feather detailing on one shoulder and hip as well as her blush pink heels

Delicate touch: Winnie’s look was finished off with pretty feather detailing on one shoulder and hip as well as her blush pink heels

‘I’ve cried a lot but mostly tears of happiness. This is the first major show I’ve done that will be broadcasted across the world on TV, which raises the stakes big time.

‘But I’m more excited than anything else,’ she explained.

The 2018 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show marks Winnie’s first time walking for the lingerie brand. 

But it wasn’t the smoothest ride to the top for Winnie, revealing at the time of the announcement that she had a panic attack before her audition.

‘I had a break down before i walked into the most nerve wrecking casting of my life,’ she wrote on Instagram.

Leggy look: Winnie also rocked the runway in a sexy pink lingerie set and sparkly silver tank top

Leggy look: Winnie also rocked the runway in a sexy pink lingerie set and sparkly silver tank top

Leggy look: Winnie also rocked the runway in a sexy pink lingerie set and sparkly silver tank top

Leggy look: Winnie also rocked the runway in a sexy pink lingerie set and sparkly silver tank top

Leggy look: Winnie also rocked the runway in a sexy pink lingerie set and sparkly silver tank top 

Showstopper: The Canadian beauty oozed confidence as she blew a kiss at the end of the runway

Showstopper: The Canadian beauty oozed confidence as she blew a kiss at the end of the runway

Showstopper: The Canadian beauty oozed confidence as she blew a kiss at the end of the runway

Newby: Winnie walked alongside (L-R) Barbara Palvin, Yasmin Wijnaldum, Gigi Hadid, Kendall Jenner and Alexina Graham

Newby: Winnie walked alongside (L-R) Barbara Palvin, Yasmin Wijnaldum, Gigi Hadid, Kendall Jenner and Alexina Graham

Newby: Winnie walked alongside (L-R) Barbara Palvin, Yasmin Wijnaldum, Gigi Hadid, Kendall Jenner and Alexina Graham

Holding her own: Winnie killed it in the show alongside seasoned vets 

Holding her own: Winnie killed it in the show alongside seasoned vets 

Holding her own: Winnie killed it in the show alongside seasoned vets 

So excited! Winnie is pictured backstage in her silky black robe and flip flops

So excited! Winnie is pictured backstage in her silky black robe and flip flops

So excited! Winnie is pictured backstage in her silky black robe and flip flops

Big moment: Winnie admitted she was very nervous ahead of her first show saying 'I’ve cried a lot but mostly tears of happiness,'

Big moment: Winnie admitted she was very nervous ahead of her first show saying 'I’ve cried a lot but mostly tears of happiness,'

Big moment: Winnie admitted she was very nervous ahead of her first show saying ‘I’ve cried a lot but mostly tears of happiness,’

Sexy shoulder: Winnie posed up a storm as she got her hair and makeup done backstage at Pier 94 in New York

Sexy shoulder: Winnie posed up a storm as she got her hair and makeup done backstage at Pier 94 in New York

Sexy shoulder: Winnie posed up a storm as she got her hair and makeup done backstage at Pier 94 in New York

Sexy shoulder: Winnie posed up a storm as she got her hair and makeup done backstage at Pier 94 in New York

Sexy shoulder: Winnie posed up a storm as she got her hair and makeup done backstage at Pier 94 in New York

‘I asked my driver to go around the block twice before i could walk into the @VictoriasSecret offices so i could re coup, and remember (while my trainer @bodybymato reminded me on the phone through sobs – thank you lol) how hard I’ve been working!’

Winnie continued: ‘When it was finally my time, within my nervous storm of anticipation i changed into a black Victoria Secret set and stepped out!!!!”

‘I spoke to them about Jamaica, @nick_knight , my abs, and how i was beyond honoured to be given the opportunity to try out.. then I walked for my life!!!! I can’t believe this!! Thank you for giving me all the energy and kindness in that room! Thank you for allowing me to walk for VICTORIA’S SECRET!’ 

Musical entertainment for the evening was being provided by Halsey, Shawn Mendes, The Chainsmokers, Kelsea Ballerini, Rita Ora, Bebe Rexha and The Struts. 

Cheeky! Elated about her first VS Fashion Show, Winnie shared a snap from backstage as she got glammed up

Cheeky! Elated about her first VS Fashion Show, Winnie shared a snap from backstage as she got glammed up

Cheeky! Elated about her first VS Fashion Show, Winnie shared a snap from backstage as she got glammed up

Winnie wasn’t the only model making her debut on the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show runway.

Josie Canseco,  22, also made her premiere on the runway for the lingerie brand after booking the show in September.

She’s the daughter of former pro baseball star Jose Canseco, 54, and his ex-wife Jessica Canseco, 45.  

Show debut: Josie Canseco was among the 18 models making their VS Fashion Show debut

Show debut: Josie Canseco was among the 18 models making their VS Fashion Show debut

Show debut: Josie Canseco was among the 18 models making their VS Fashion Show debut

Australian model: Duckie Thot also made her premire on the runway for the lingerie brand

Australian model: Duckie Thot also made her premire on the runway for the lingerie brand

Cute smile: The Australian model smiled on the runway

Cute smile: The Australian model smiled on the runway

Australian model: Duckie Thot also made her premire on the runway for the lingerie brand

Feeling blue: Maia Cotton was feeling blue as she made her runway debut at Pier 94

Feeling blue: Maia Cotton was feeling blue as she made her runway debut at Pier 94

Feeling blue: Maia Cotton was feeling blue as she made her runway debut at Pier 94

German model: Lorean Rae stunned in underwear and heels

German model: Lorean Rae stunned in underwear and heels

German model: Lorean Rae stunned in underwear and heels

Fresh faces: Cheyenne Maya Carty and Willow Hand also walked the VS runway for the first time

Fresh faces: Cheyenne Maya Carty and Willow Hand also walked the VS runway for the first time

American model: Willow was on the catwalk for the first time in Pink leggings

American model: Willow was on the catwalk for the first time in Pink leggings

Fresh faces: Cheyenne Maya Carty and Willow Hand also walked the VS runway for the first time

Pink outfit: Alannah Walton wore checkered black-and-white Pink lingerie

Pink outfit: Alannah Walton wore checkered black-and-white Pink lingerie

Pink outfit: Alannah Walton wore checkered black-and-white Pink lingerie

Catwalk master: Sofie Rovenstine looked like a pro during her debut with the VS Fashion Show

Catwalk master: Sofie Rovenstine looked like a pro during her debut with the VS Fashion Show

American model: The brunette beauty had her dark hair down in soft curls

American model: The brunette beauty had her dark hair down in soft curls

Catwalk master: Sofie Rovenstine looked like a pro during her debut with the VS Fashion Show

Other high-profile newcomers included Australian model Duckie Thot, Willow Hand and first-ever Filipino model Kelsey Merritt.

Adriana Lima, 37, announced on Instagram on Thursday that this would be her last show after first walking the Victoria”s Secret runway in 1999 at age 18.

The show will air on December 2 on ABC. 

First time: Myrthe Bolt of the Netherlands also made her debut on the VS Fashion Show

First time: Myrthe Bolt of the Netherlands also made her debut on the VS Fashion Show

First time: Myrthe Bolt of the Netherlands also made her debut on the VS Fashion Show

Mellow yellow: Mayowa Nicholas wore bright yellow on the runway while making her premiere with the brand

Mellow yellow: Mayowa Nicholas wore bright yellow on the runway while making her premiere with the brand

Mellow yellow: Mayowa Nicholas wore bright yellow on the runway while making her premiere with the brand

British model: Sadie, 23, was born in Devon, England

British model: Sadie, 23, was born in Devon, England

Legs forever: Yasmin Wijnaldum and Sadie Newman showed their long legs on the catwalk

Filipino milestone: Kelsey Merritt became the first Filipino model to hit the runway for the VS Fashion Show

Filipino milestone: Kelsey Merritt became the first Filipino model to hit the runway for the VS Fashion Show

Filipino milestone: Kelsey Merritt became the first Filipino model to hit the runway for the VS Fashion Show

Bold styles: Iesha Hodges and Yasmin Wijnaldum brought bold styles to the runway

Bold styles: Iesha Hodges and Yasmin Wijnaldum brought bold styles to the runway

Dutch model: Yasmin was born and raised in Amsterdam and currently resides in New York City

Dutch model: Yasmin was born and raised in Amsterdam and currently resides in New York City

Bold styles: Iesha Hodges and Yasmin Wijnaldum brought bold styles to the runway

Confident rookie: Isilda Moreira made her runway debut with the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show smiling with confidence

Confident rookie: Isilda Moreira made her runway debut with the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show smiling with confidence

Confident rookie: Isilda Moreira made her runway debut with the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show smiling with confidence

 

 

 

 

 

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