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Breakthrough Model of the Year Winnie Harlow Becomes New Victoria's Secret Angel

The 24-year-old Canadian sensation, who started her career as a contestant on America’s Next Top Model in 2014, was presented ”Breakthrough Model of the Year” by Nicki Minaj at Daily Front Row’s 2018 Fashion & Media Awards on Thursday night.

It’s official: Winnie Harlow has earned her Victoria’s Secret wings and got really emotional upon finding out the exciting news – the video of the exact moment the model learnt about the confirmation went viral in an instant.

According to Just Jared, the 24-year-old model was spotted at the IMG VIP Lounge by Principessa Prosecco, where she announced that she had been chosen to be a Victoria’s Secret Angel.

Even though Harlow didn’t confirm her career breakthrough on social media, she has retweeted multiple well wishes from her fans, as well as the viral video.

Winnie, who rose to fame after starring in America’s Next Top Model, has been letting the whole world know she is not defined by vitiligo, a condition in which the skin loses its pigment and color in blotches. She has on numerous occasions emphasized that she is neither a “vitiligo sufferer” nor a “vitiligo model,” making references to tabloid and magazine headlines pointing out her disease.

At last year’s British GQ awards, the UK’s ODEntertainment asked the model if she wanted to rock the catwalk for the lingerie brand, and she replied:

“Oh my gosh, I would love that. You know what? That’s the goal for next year. I’m putting it [out] in the world, I’m going to work hard and aim for VS. I think I just need to get in the gym, strut myself, practice my walk and I’ll make it.”

Harlow, who boasts 4.2 million followers on Instagram, scooped the Breakthrough Model of the Year award at Daily Front Row’s Fashion Media Awards on Thursday night.

The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show is reportedly scheduled to take place in November.

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