Jillian Mercado Became a Model Against the Odds
"If you feel like the world is getting you down, you should be the person to change it." Jillian Mercado is a Dominican American model who was diagnosed with muscular dystrophy when she was thirteen. She was always drawn to fashion, but she never saw herself represented in magazines. Mercado studied fashion marketing at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York, and signed with IMG Models in 2015. Here's how she became a model against the odds.