08:02 PM EDT 08/08/2014
Originally posted 08/08/2014 07:25AM
When Chantelle Brown-Young was 4 years old, a mysterious white patch appeared on her stomach. Diagnosed with the skin disorder vitiligo, Brown-Young watched as similar spots spread all over her body over the next few years, including on her hands, knees and face.
"The bullying started when I went to school," Brown-Young, 20, tells PEOPLE. "It was tough. I definitely had problems with self-esteem."
Although the cause of vitiligo is unknown, the disorder is believed to destroy cells that produce skin pigment, according to the National Institutes of Health. It causes white patches, which are more noticeable on naturally dark skin. In Brown-Young's case, these patches are nearly symmetrical.
Originally posted 04/29/2014 04:35PM
Happy birthday, Naomi Campbell!
As the British stunner turns 44 Thursday, it's important to remember that models are people, too.
People who – if these photos are any indication – don't seem to age. And even though the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue turned 50 this year, the appeal of gorgeous women doesn't seem to be fading at all.
Which is good. Because the latest installment of our "younger selves" series brings you some of the most iconic supermodels of all time, voguing with their younger selves. And – spoiler alert – both versions are really, really, really ridiculously good-looking.
Originally posted 05/09/2014 10:25AM
Tyra Banks has spoken openly about her battles with weight, body image and self-esteem – and learned there's no easy cure for the body blues.
Originally posted 05/05/2014 08:30AM
Tyra Banks is not one to keep her self-doubt a secret.
Originally posted 02/03/2014 08:00AM
The Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, which turns 50 this year, was a landmark development for both the magazine industry and the adolescent heterosexual male.
Originally posted 01/24/2014 01:45PM
If a picture is worth a thousand words, a Vine is six times that.
Originally posted 01/22/2014 12:00PM
Shine bright, Life-Size fans. According to Tyra Banks, the Disney TV movie is staging a comeback .
The supermodel/reality show host/Vaseline enthusiast went on Twitter Saturday to confirm that Life-Size will have a sequel.
Originally posted 02/05/2014 11:25AM
Peek onto the plates of Drew Barrymore, Amber Riley and more of your favorite stars
Originally posted 08/04/2013 01:00PM
The other two, please feel free – but Tyra's is worth skipping for sure
Originally posted 08/02/2013 08:00AM
The host and producer, 39, returns for the new season of America's Next Top Model on the CW with a new twist: female and male contestants and chatted with PEOPLE this week about "one last thing" ...
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