Beyoncé Commissions Model With Muscular Dystrophy to Promote New Campaign

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Jillian Mercado, a model with muscular dystrophy, has been chosen as one of the faces of Beyoncé’s new “Formation” merchandise line. The 28-year-old blogger announced the news on Wednesday with an Instagram photo featuring her wearing a sweatshirt and hat from the campaign while posing in her wheelchair. “OK LADIES now let’s get in FORMATION!,” she wrote. “So BEYond excited to finally announce that I’m on the official @beyonce website!!! A special shout out to Queen Bee herself and the amazing team behind it.”

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Mercado, who was diagnosed with spastic muscular dystrophy when she was a child, grew up loving fashion. She got her big break in modeling when she was cast in a 2014 Diesel campaign and has since been signed with IMG models.

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