‘It means a lot to me’: Reggae Girl Cameron proud to represent vitiligo community in video game
Reggae Girl Tiffany Cameron says she is thrilled at having become the first female player whose vitiligo will appear with her likeness in the latest edition of football video game series EA Sports FC (formerly FIFA).
In a post to Instagram, Cameron said she was contacted by the video game creators on Friday to inform her that a recent update to EA Sports FC 24 will include her skin condition, which causes loss of skin colour in patches.
While noting that she views her skin as “fine art”, Cameron said she is proud to represent the vitiligo community in the popular video game franchise.
“Today I was contacted by @_refifa saying there has been a recent update in EA Sports FC 2024. What an honour it is to be the first female footballer in EA Sports FC 2024 to represent the vitiligo community.
“I look at my skin as fine art and want everyone living with vitiligo to also view themselves as that too. To have distinct features is a blessing,” Cameron said.
The 31-year-old was diagnosed with vitiligo seven years ago, and she believes the life-altering event serves a higher purpose as she is determined to inspire others with the condition, many of whom suffer from self-esteem issues.
“I truly believe that this sudden change in my life 7 years ago happened for a reason. I want more people to love who they are and be okay with looking different and walking with confidence. Thank you @easportsfces @easportsfc. This means a lot to me,” Cameron wrote on Instagram.
The Canada-born Jamaican international footballer was a key member of the history-making Reggae Girlz squad which advanced to the second round of the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup.
She has played professionally for clubs in at least six countries and currently represents Spanish outfit Real Betis.