With a little bit of faith you can easily do it if you put your mind to it and Jillian Mercado is living proof. Having lived with muscular dystrophy from an early age, Jillian never let her challenges get in the way of her dreams. At the age of 28, she has achieved goals that most people only get to dream of.
Having graduated from the Fashion Institute of Technology, this beauty knew exactly what she wanted out of life. She's had the pleasure of attending several fashion shows, and even had the opportunity of doing an ad with Diesel [see here]. Talk about huge.
Jillian realized that the sky was indeed not the limit: In an interview with The Wall Street Journal Jillian says, "A light bulb went off, and I suddenly thought, ‘Go big, or go home'". She doesn't allow being in a wheelchair define who she is or get in the way of her striving for the best and because of this she has officially signed to one of the hugest modeling agencies -- IMG Models.
How huge is that?
New York Fashion Week is right around the corner, keep an eye out for the ever so stylish Jillian Mercado.