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Wheelchair-bound woman becomes model

A wheelchair-bound blogger-turned-model has won a major international fashion campaign.

A wheelchair-bound blogger-turned-model has won a major international fashion campaign.
Jillian Mercado, a 26-year-old New Yorker who suffers from muscular dystrophy – is the star of Diesel's latest ad campaign.
"I hope this ad gives hope to people who are maybe saying 'my life is over' because they are disabled," Jillian told the Daily Mail. "You can totally do anything. Nothing should be stopping you!"
It's not the first time Diesel has featured a non-traditional model in a campaign – the streetwear brand's recent Reboot series showcased the beauty of a plus-sized punk girl and an androgynous former Olympic swimmer.
The past year has seen a huge increase in the number of alternative models being cast in fashion campaigns – here are some of our favourite unorthodox beauties.

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