Nine-year-old UK girl becomes first double amputee model to walk at PFW
Nine-year-old Daisy-May Demetre became the first double amputee model to walk at PFW.
Daisy-May lost her feet when she was 18 months old due to fibular hemimelia.
She started modeling for UK clothing brands a year ago.
Nine-year-old Daisy-May Demetre, whose legs were amputated due to a birth defect, became the first double amputee to walk the runway in Paris Fashion Week. She walked for children’s wear label Lulu et Gigi inside the Eiffel Tower.
Born in Birmingham, Britain, Daisy-May’s lower legs were amputated due to fibular hemimelia – a lack or shortening of the calf bone – when she was 18 months old. She started modeling for UK clothing brands a year ago and has walked at the London Kids’ Fashion Week in February and at the New York Fashion Week earlier this month.
“Here to make history, that’s what we do,” she said on her Instagram account, which showed a picture of Daisy-May and her father Alex in front of the Eiffel Tower.