WWD has reported that model and The L Word: Generation Q star, Jillian Mercado has just signed with CAA (Creative Artists Agency).
Mercado took it to Instagram to share the exciting news.
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I’m overwhelmed with excitement and gratitude to announce this today. A secret i’ve kept wanting to scream to the world, and today is that day! I’m in tears just typing this, tears of happiness. I’m so blessed that I’ve had so many amazing people in my life who have pushed me to be a better version of myself. It truly takes a village of people who believe in you, hear you, and respect you for exactly who you are. Every single person that I‘ve had the privilege of knowing has understood that. This is called: Elevation This is another adventure in my life that I‘m so excited to go on and to bring you along with me. My mission has always been to continue the conversation of disability in fashion and the world of media and entertainment. Me having so much intersectionality (disabled, afro-latinx, queer, and women) I will continue to completely remove those doors and make sure that representation is the main focus in every room I enter. Cheers to new beginnings and alignment of a better future with my new family at CAA!!
Mercado has muscular dystrophy and uses a wheelchair.
She’s worked with powerhouse brands such as Nordstrom, Calvin Klein, Target, and more!
Congratulations Jillian Mercardo, we cannot wait to see you continue the conversation of disability in fashion!