While most 10-year-old girls are busy playing video games and hanging with friends, April Star is busy redefining beauty. Diagnosed with vitiligo when she was 6-years-old, the Florida-native has over 62,000 followers on her Instagram account, Redefinedmybeauty, where she shares inspirational quotes such as, “Why is it we only believe the negative things people say about us? We gotta stop that,” and “Don’t let what you can’t do stop you from doing what you can do.”
Star finds inspiration from model Winnie Harlow who also has vitiligo. Harlow has been an inspiration to aspiring model April Star for years, and they fianlly meet live for the first time this fall on The Real where they discussed living with the skin condition and finding confidence within themselves.
During the episode, the stunning models shed light on their rare skin condition and talked about breaking down beauty barriers. Since their meeting, Star had a photoshoot and has become the ambassador for Philadelphia’s Kids Fashion Week.