Confidence can be born out of any set of circumstances — that’s what model Kanya Sesser is teaching us.
The 23-year-old Los Angeles model is representing top brands such as Nike, Billabong and Rip Curl says The Huffington Post UK, and earns earning $1,000 every day to do so. But Sesser isn’t your average model.
According to The Huffington Post, Sesser was born without legs, only to be abandoned on the steps of Buddhist temple in Thailand. At 5 years old, she was adopted and brought to live in Portland. Now, she’s shattering industry standards by showing that confidence is not reserved for the flawless.
The Huffington Post says Sesser started her career at 15 years old, originally modeling sportswear before finally landing in underwear modeling. Sesser spoke of her modeling to the Mail Online, saying “It’s something fun and it shows my story — I’m different and that’s sexy.”
Sesser went on to say that her photos show her strength while also letting her beauty shine through. “I love showing people what beauty can look like,” she said. “I don’t need legs to feel sexy.”
And as if modeling weren’t enough, The Huffington Post says that Sesser, a lover of extreme sports, hopes to be able to compete in mono-ski competition in the 2018 Winter Paralympics in South Korea.
Thank you, Kanya Sesser, for being the definition of confidence, beauty and determination.