New York based model who signed to Elite Model Management in early 2018. In November, 2018, she was included in Teen Vogue's '21 Under 21 Class of 2018' list.
She went viral after she tweeted about the lack of representation in the modeling world, stating that "it's real inclusivity/diversity hour folks, get into it!" Eight months later, she was signed.
She is the first black, disabled, trans woman to sign to a major modeling agency.
She moved to New York when she was 3 with her father and younger brother. Her mother still lives in Antigua.
Jillian Mercado is one of the few other models in a wheelchair to be signed.