.Samuel’s parents initially shaved his scalp to conceal the “white patches,” but later decided to embrace his condition.
They created an Instagram account to share his photographs, which in April 2019 attracted the attention of the modeling agency Sugar Kids. Thereafter, Samuel’s career flourished.
He has been featured in Junior Style London, Bazaar Kids, and Dixie Magazine, among others. He has also walked the runway at Toronto, Paris, and London fashion weeks. Samuel is proud of his
unique appearance despite confronting discrimination and abuse, and he has earned the respect and admiration of those around him.
Julio Sanchez-Velo, his uncle, describes Samuel as artistic, impassioned about the catwalk, and adept at creating poses for photographs. Samuel,