The face of Queen Bey's merchandise campaign is showing everyone that diversity = slay.
The model is featured on Bey's merchandise website rocking different looks while in a wheelchair. Not to mention she's also front and center when you enter the site.
Though modeling for Beyoncé is quite a milestone, Mercado is no stranger to the fashion industry -- in fact, she's pretty darn accomplished. She signed with IMG Models last year and has starred in a 2014 Diesel campaign as well as advertisements for Nordstrom among other modeling jobs. She's also a fashion blogger and an outspoken activist for more diversity and representation in the industry.
Ultimately, she hopes to change perceptions and work toward more inclusivity in fashion.
“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. "I want the people who were hesitant in pursuing fashion because of the way that people might perceive them to know there is a place for them.”