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#WomanCrushWednesday: Jillian Mercado

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Jillian Mercado is a force. I can’t remember the first time I saw her because all of a sudden she was just there. She’s from New York City, where she works as a model, blogs and kicks ass as the Executive Editorial Director at WeTheUrban. Jillian went to the Fashion Institute of Technology and is a fashion-forward style queen, challenging beauty ideals and inspiring humans all over the place.

You can/should peep her on Instagram, definitely check out her gorgeous Tumblr, and do not miss her What’s Underneath video with Stylelikeu. In that interview she talks about being born with muscular dystrophy, finding independence and recognizing her beauty. I really love her last words, “If you’re different that’s sunlight in somebody’s world.” Preach!

The photo of Jillian Mercado comes from her aforementioned blog: manufactured1987.com

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