Lauren Wasser is back in the modeling game.
The model recently shared photos on Instagram from her first big campaign since losing her right leg – and nearly her life – in 2012 to toxic shock syndrome allegedly caused by a tampon.
Wasser, 27 – who also suffered damage to her left toes and heel as a result of gangrene – is pictured in Nordstrom’s holiday catalog in athletic wear and sneakers with her prosthetic leg on full display.
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“Super stoked to see this out!” she wrote on Instagram. “Huge moment for me and [photographer girlfriend Jennifer Rovero].”
The California native said she became emotional while shooting the photos because she was “in disbelief to have even been chosen for the @nordstrom Holiday catalog.”
She told PEOPLE she is grateful to the brand for “giving me the opportunity to share a different side of beauty as well as create change within the fashion industry by going against the norm.”
“The [trophy] leg killing it,” she wrote.
Since coming forward about her struggles with TSS, the 5’11” beauty – who is signed with modeling agencies Supreme in New York and Vision in Los Angeles – aims to spread awareness about the syndrome and act as a role model for others with disabilities.
“I hope to continue to open more doors,” she said, “and inspire more people, especially other amputees, to know that they are beautiful, too.”