Diesels Model Jillian Mercado2 Sep 2014
Jillian Mercado is a fashion designer and loves it. Having been born and bred in LA, she went to fashion school at the Fashion Institute of Technology.
Jillian new she may not be accepted in the fashion industry because of her disability. Besides a few stares, she is being accepted and taken seriously.
Just for fun, Jillian entered the Diesel open cast call and was presently surprised to be chosen.
Jillian is thrilled that someone who looks so different can represent Diesel and that being disabled still allows you to be seen as beautiful.
Jillian’s blog ‘Manufactured 1987’ and her role as Executive Director of the digital magazine, ‘We the Urban’, keeps her busy.
To read more of the article, go to:http://www.theguardian.com/fashion/fashion-blog/2014/jan/24/jillian-mercado-diesel-campaign