A 9 years old British girl will be the first child to walk at the New York Fashion Show runway.
Daisy-May Demetre is a double amputee who will strut her stuff at the New York Fashion Show this month in New York. The young model was born with fibular hemimelia, a birth defect where part or all of the fibula bone is missing. Her parents decided to help her live a better life by deciding to cut off both legs and help her gain her mobility through prosthetics.
Daisy-May is not only breaking grounds in the fashion world, but she is also a sports enthusiast, she engages in gymnastics too. The young model recently worked with Boden, a British clothing line, she has modeled for big brands such as Nike and Matalan.
“When Daisy-May was born, we were told at the hospital that she would never walk, I was sad, I thought she would forever be a liability, but how can my child be a liability? I asked myself. I turned to my wife and told her to watch how great our daughter will become, I had to compel her to agree to my request of getting Daisy-May a prosthetics at 18 months, although we had the choice for her to live like that, we chose a better option,” Alex, Daisy-May’s father, said. “We didn’t know at the time that Daisy-May would be as great as she is now.”
Daisy-May will walk for the French-inspired children's fashion line Lulu et Gigi Couture on September 8 at the New York Fashion Show. Daisy-May was approached about the modeling deal by the line’s founder and head designer, Eni Hegedus-Buiron, who met her at a fashion show in London.
Disability doesn't define Daisy-May. Her disability is not a limitation. She just does Daisy, she goes about life with happiness. Whether it's modeling, dancing — she is a happy little girl.
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