"Some articles kept writing, they would say, 'Winnie Harlow, 24, suffering from vitiligo' I was like, 'Do I look like I’m suffering? Come on now.' Let's not do that," Harlow told talk show host Jonathan Ross during the interview.
"I feel like it’s not anyone else’s person position to tell me I am 'suffering'," the 24-year-old added.
"I don’t feel like I am suffering. I am conquering, I am living, I am living my best life in the way that I can and thriving."
Vitiligo is a skin condition which affects approximately one per cent of the world's population.
The long-term disorder causes the skin to lose pigmentation, due to lack of melanin.
Vitiligo can affect any area of skin on the body, the NHS explains.
However, it's more commonly found on the face, neck and hands and in creases of skin.
According to the British Skin Foundation, vitiligo can develop at any age.
However, in more than half of cases, it begins to appear before the age of 20.
Harlow found fame in 2014, when she appeared on the 21st cycle of America's Next Top Model.
The model was eliminated in the fourth episode, before returning in the 10th. She eventually finished in sixth place overall.
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