“No Legs, No Limits”
Kanya Sesser, 23, skateboards, models lingerie and surfs – and she does it all without lower limbs.
Sesser, who was born without legs, was adopted from an orphanage in Thailand before moving to Portland, Oregon, with her new family, the New York Daily News reports. Now, she earns more than $1,000 a day working as a model.
“I enjoy making money from it and I love showing people what beauty can look like,” Sesser told the Daily News. “These images show my strength.”
The 23-year-old, who uses a skateboard instead of a wheelchair, began modeling for sports brands when she was 15. The Huffington Post UK reports that the Los Angeles-based model has reportedly posed for brands like Billabong, Rip Curl Girl and Nike.
“I was mainly doing athletics shoots then as I got older I got into lingerie modeling,” Sesser told the Daily News.
“It’s something fun and it shows my story – I’m different and that is sexy, I don’t need legs to feel sexy.”
Now, the model hopes to compete in the 2018 Winter Paralympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, as a mono-skier.
According to Cosmopolitan.com, Sesser is also a motivational speaker and the Daily News reports that the 23-year-old is working on a book about her fearless journey through life.
“I’m very honest, I’m real – I’m never going to behave different to anyone,” Sesser told the Daily News. “This is just who I am.”