Beyoncé Hires Girl With Muscular Dystrophy to Model Her Clothes
Beyoncé new line of merchandise just got a whole lot more awesome.
Queen Bee recently dropped her new “Formation”-inspired collection of apparel in her online shop and had Jillian Mercado, a blogger and model with muscular dystrophy, be the face behind some of the pieces.
The new images, which was revealed this week, shows Mercado proudly sitting in her wheelchair as she models Bey’s new “Hot Sauce” hat and a sweatshirt that reads “I Twirl on Them Haters.” She also appears in other clothing from the new line.
OK LADIES now let’s get in FORMATION! So BEYond excited to finally announce that I’m on the official @beyonce website!!! A special shout out to Queen Bee herself and the amazing team behind it 👑 Photography by the most wonderful @danielavesco, Makeup @jamiebeaute, & Hair @jenniferjocelyn 🐝 #slay #formation #jillianmercado
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“So BEYond excited to finally announce that I’m on the official @beyonce website!!! A special shout out to Queen Bee herself and the amazing team behind it,” Mercado wrote on her Instagram.
Mercado was signed to iconic modeling agency IMG in 2015. She previously starred in campaigns for Diesel and Nordstrom.