Actor and singer Countess Vaughn has been in the public eye since she burst on to the scene singing her heart out on Star Search. Since then, the Oklahoma native has lit up the stage and screen in iconic productions like 227, Moesha, and The Parkers. Throughout the years, Vaughn has been open about her struggles with her weight, but she recently shared a new challenge: vitiligo.
Recently, Vaughn took to Instagram to share an adorable photo with her daughter that she captioned, “Loving me regardless of my skin Situation.”
In the short video, Vaughn has a few visible discolored spots around her mouth and in the comments section of a separate post, which has since been deleted, the actor admitted she struggles with vitiligo.
Vaughn isn’t alone; more than 200,000 people are diagnosed with vitiligo each year. According to the Mayo Clinic, the condition “occurs when the cells that produce melanin die or stop functioning. Vitiligo affects people of all skin types, but it may be more noticeable in people with darker skin.”
While vitiligo is not life-threatening, it can make those who have it feel self-conscious about the skin their in. Though judging from Vaughn’s consistent Instagram slays, the actor and mother is coping just fine.