Beyoncé picks model with muscular dystrophy, Jillian Mercado, for campaign

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Model Jillian Mercado continues to make waves in the fashion business for fearlessness to get in front of the camera despite of being wheelchair-bound.

In a post on Instagram, Mercado announced that megastar singer Beyonce has tapped her to be part of her latest merchandise campaign for her latest singer “Formation.”

“OK LADIES now let’s get in FORMATION! 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,” she wrote on the caption.”

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According to People magazine, Mercado models three different slogan sweatshirts.

In addition to modeling, Mercado – who was born in New York to Dominican parents – is a fashion blogger who decided to get in front of the camera two years ago after landing major fashion campaigns for Nordstrom and Diesel.

“I think I wanted to be a part of the fashion industry before I even knew what the fashion industry was,” told Fox News Latino in 2014. “I feel like I have an obligation to get the fashion industry of old-style mentality to change. What they show, it’s not realistic (and) I want to challenge the industry a little more.”

She signed with modeling powerhouse IMG in 2015.

“Working with IMG, my goal is to make it so that I am not the model in the wheelchair and I’m just the model,” Mercado told Vogue last year. “If I can do big shows like Alexander Wang or Chanel and not be seen as the token girl, that goes a long way toward challenging perceptions.”

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