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April Star is a young model who is taking the fashion industry by storm. Her goal is to redefine the definition of beauty. Although she struggles with vitiligo, she is showing the world you can look different and still model. Although models like Shaun Ross and Winnie Harlow pave the way, she is becoming quite the trailblazer herself since her appearance on the daytime television show, The Real.

What made you want to become a model?

Well, I started having fun just taking pictures with my sister, and then I started posting it on Instagram and started getting a huge following.

How would you describe your style?

I love a good pop of color.

You had the opportunity to meet your role model Winnie Harlow on The Real, how was that? What are some tips she gave you?

She was great; we had a photo shoot on The Real and she gave me some tips on how to model. She told me to always smile and she told me to look at the camera and also take pictures looking away from the camera as well.

Why is Winnie Harlow your role model?

Because she looks like me and she is so nice. I like her personality in general.

What’s some advice you can give to others who want to model?

Believe in yourself and it doesn’t matter what other people think.

What still keeps you being a kid? What are some of your favorite foods?

I love to dance. I love to eat pizza and tacos.

What’s the best advice you’ve received from you mom?

Block the haters.