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This double amputee model deserves your attention

By Rediff Get Ahead
January 02, 2020 12:43 IST

The new faces of 2020 who are breaking stereotypes in the fashion industry. 

>>Daisy-May Demetre, a nine-year-old double amputee

IMAGE: Daisy-May Demetre at the Paris Fashion Week. Photograph: Gonzalo Fuentes/Reuters

She's just 9, but her popularity can give some of the seasoned models a run for their money.

The first double amputee model to walk the ramp at Paris Fashion Week last year, she is a pro when it comes to modelling.

Daisy started modelling in 2017, but it wasn't until her debut at Paris Fashion Week that people took note of her.

An inspiration for millions across the world, this young model is proof that 'different is beautiful'.

Born with a rare condition that required both her legs to be amputated, she's gone ahead to create history by being the first double amputee model.

>> Ajok Madel, from a refugee camp to the runway

IMAGE: Ajok Madel is part of the changing face of Australian beauty. Photograph: Courtesy Vogue Italy/Instagram

Born in a Kenyan refugee camp, Ajok Madel is a role model for young girls across the world.

At 19, this breakout model has craved a niche for herself and was one of the more popular faces on the international ramp last year.

A South Sudanese beauty, this modelling star on the rise, has graced the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in Australia.

'Don't expect to walk for Fendi straight away: everything takes time, effort, commitment and patience,' is her advice.

>> Plus-size model Precious Lee, an advocate for race, gender and size in fashion

Photograph: Courtesy Precious Lee/Instagram

Precious Lee was the first African plus-size woman to appear in Vogue.

She's graced the pages of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit edition and she is all the inspiration every plus-size woman needs in 2020.

This curvy model believes that 'plus is equal' and wants all women to embrace their bodies and shine.

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