How April Star Set Our Confidence Goals as Gap’s Fearless Beauty
Eleven-year-old April Star is anything but shy. And her now role as the face of Gap’s Fearless Beauty campaign proves it.
Launched earlier this month, the Fearless Beauty campaign is a partnership with Disney to celebrate strength and beauty during the release of Gap’s new Beauty and Beast clothing collection. April is one of several models featured in the campaign, which promotes the hashtag #FearlessBeauty.
And if anyone is both fearless and a beauty, it’s April.
“I’m not scared to do things,” said April in Gap’s campaign video. “I can dance in front of a crowd. I don’t really get shy that often.”
Diagnosed with vitiligo at the age of six, April faced bullies early on according to articles referenced by The Huffington Post. But that didn’t stop her from building confidence, owning her spots and sharing her story with the world. With a self-claimed 4.3 million selfies, the social influencer snaps and shares her everyday life with more than 121,000 followers.
“I feel like when you have confidence, you’re not scared. It’s kind of the same as courage. So confidence is courage.”
Thanks for inspiring us, April!
Erika Page is a writer and blogger with universal vitiligo. Her first spots appeared on her spine when she was seven years old and today vitiligo covers her entire body. Based just south of Washington, D.C., Erika founded Living Dappled to create a community of inspiration and hope for girls and women living with vitiligo.