Winnie Harlow Strips Down, Projects Confidence on New ‘Women’s Health’ Cover

The model and entrepreneur posed nude for the publication’s ‘The Body Issue.’
Winnie Harlow

Winnie Harlow.

Supermodel and Cay Skin founder Winnie Harlow is the cover model for Women’s Health’s “The Body Issue,” on newsstands May 9. Photographer Daniella Midenge captured the model artfully posed in the nude.

Harlow, who was diagnosed with the skin condition vitiligo at just 4 years old, shared the striking image on Instagram on April 25, along with a sweet and heartfelt message.

“Glowed up not just in the look of my skin but the way I’ve glowed & grown into loving the skin I’m in 🤍,” the one-time SI Swimsuit model wrote. “back in my childhood when I would wish upon a star to not look the way I did because of the ridicule I received, I would’ve never dreamt of not only being so confident in who I am but also encouraging others to do the same.”

“Yesss!!! So strong and beautiful!” Olympic skier Lindsey Vonn gushed in the comments. “Proud of you 💪🏻❤️.”

“She’s a cover girl!!! 😍😍😍,” Angel Merino applauded.

“Wow this is amazing!!!” Tanaya Henry stated. “😍 So beautiful and powerful.”

In an accompanying cover story, Harlow talked to Women’s Health about inspiring others and what’s next for her career-wise.

“[A fan once] said, ‘My whole life, my mother never felt beautiful, and then I showed her a picture of you and now she wears short sleeves,’” Harlow told the publication of a previous encounter. “It’s beautiful that I can help inspire confidence in people, no matter what walk of life they are from.”

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Cara O’Bleness


Cara is a trending news writer/editor for Sports Illustrated Swimsuit. A passionate writer and editor with more than 10 years of experience in print and online media, she loves storytelling and believes that words have the power to change the world. Prior to joining the team, Cara worked as a writer and editor across a number of content verticals, including food, lifestyle, health and wellness, and small business and entrepreneurship. In her free time, Cara loves reading, spending time with her family and making her way through Michigan’s many microbreweries. She is a graduate of Michigan State University's School of Journalism.