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Beyoncé Brings Model With Muscular Dystrophy Into Latest Ad Campaign

Model Jillian Mercado was diagnosed with muscular dystrophy at a young age, built a fan base as a blogger and later signed a modeling contract.

By Cody LaGrow | March 18, 2016

Beyoncé's halo is shining a little brighter today. Queen Bey is receiving praise for hiring a model with muscular dystrophy in her latest clothing campaign.

Meet Jillian Mercado — she's one of the fresh faces seen on Beyoncé's online store.

Mercado was diagnosed with muscular dystrophy when she was young. She built a fan base as a blogger and later signed with IMG Models.

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Mercado has booked gigs with companies like Diesel and Nordstrom, proving beauty comes in all shapes and sizes. Go 'head and get in formation, Jillian.

This video includes clips from Columbia Records and images from Instagram.

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