Meet Jillian Mercado, wheelchair-bound and absolutely gorgeous.
Jillian Mercado has had muscular dystrophy, a disease that progressively paralyzes the muscles over time, since birth. But she still refuses to be anything less than fabulous, and inspires me to not let my situation dictate what I can be. She starred in Diesel's edgy new ad campaign, which I bet will only be the first of many future conquests.
She refuses to be an outcast in the aesthetics-driven fashion world, saying: “It’s boring to see the same people; if you’re different, it’s sunlight in somebody’s world.”