While you’ll no doubt be browsing the plethora of fierce “Formation” merchandise on Beyoncé’s website – you’ll also notice that IMG model Jillian Mercado, who has muscular dystrophy and uses a wheelchair, is front and center. Beyonce’s Henna Tattoo Highlights the Beauty of Indian Culture Mercado took to Instagram to share the exciting news, writing:
Beyoncé Speaks: Her Biggest Hero and Proudest Moment “OK LADIES now let’s get in FORMATION! So BEYond excited to finally announce that I’m on the official @beyonce website. A special shout out to Queen Bee herself and the amazing team behind it.” Mercado is one of the three models cast for the collection, which includes T-shirts, sweatshirts and accessories emblazoned with lyrics from Beyoncé’s new hit single. 9 Incredible Ways Model Winnie Harlow is Winning in Life And if the blogger-cum-model looks familiar it’s because she’s already been striking a pose for brands like Diesel, Nordstrom and even CR Fashion Book. Beyoncé tapping Mercado for the gig is an example of the type of inclusiveness that we yearn for in fashion and further proof that beauty comes in all shapes, sizes, skin colors and beyond. WANT MORE FROM ESSENCE? Subscribe to our daily newsletter for the latest in hair, beauty, style and celebrity news.


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