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Special Project
From the 11th Annual Shorty Awards

Jillian Mercado

Finalist in Fashion

About Jillian Mercado

Latinx model Jillian Mercado is leading the way for disability inclusion in the world of fashion. Diagnosed with muscular dystrophy at age 13, Jillian’s life in a wheelchair has neither confined nor defined her. From her initial Diesel feature in 2014 to IMG representation just one year later, the now-international model, blogger, and activist is dedicated to using her voice for advocacy and empowerment. With 2018 featured coverage by Glamour, Huffington Post, and Teen Vogue and a 115K+ Instagram following, Jillian inspires her fanbase with a fighting spirit through positive self-affirmations and #bosslife fashion spreads.

Jillian Mercado's best work on social