This wonderful news comes to us from France.
Daisy-May-Demetris all of nine years old. Unfortunately, her legs were amputated due to a birth defect. Despite this setback, Daisy is set to walk the runway in the Paris Fashion Week, becoming the first double amputee to do so. She will be modeling for the children’s wear label Lulu et Gigi which will take place inside the Eiffel Tower.
Daisy was born in Birmingham, Britain and her lower legs were amputated due to fibular hemimelia which is a lack or shortening of the calf bone. This happened when she was 18 months old. Daisy started modeling for UK clothing brands about a year ago and has walked the ramp at the London Kid’s Fashion Week and also at the New York Fashion Week earlier.
On her Instagram handle, Daisy says, ”Here to make history, that’s what we do. Her post shows her and her father standing in front of the Eiffel Tower. She uses carbon blades for running as well as the catwalk but for school, she has another set of prosthetic legs. She says that she loves putting on pretty clothes and relishes posing for the camera.
As she says,”I get my hair done, then I get my makeup done, and then I put my dress on, and my legs, and I get on the catwalk. Sometimes I do not even feel different. Her father Alex Demetre says that he had taken to gambling and drinking after she was born and even harbored suicidal thoughts fretting about how her handicap would affect her life.
After watching a TV show about fashion he suggested that Daisy try modeling and ever since, she has worked for a host of major UK clothing retailers and also for Nike. Her dad continues, “When she was born we thought that it was going to be the end of the world. How people were going to look at her and perceive her, like boyfriends, and husbands. Now I see that she was a gift. Her disability is an actual gift and she wears that gift with pride. It does not hold her back in any way.”
The founder of Lulu et Gigi says that she had no problems or second thoughts about hiring an amputee to model for her luxury children’s line. She says, “We bring her among the other girls. We have a curvy teen model. We have models with Down’s syndrome. Inclusion is for all different children.
Image source: Birmingham mail