Woman born without legs breaks fashion barriers as lingerie model

Sep 22, 2015 at 11:30 p.m. ET

Kanya Sesser has a career that rivals that of many supermodels.

The 23-year-old Oregon native is pulling in $1,000 a day as a lingerie model — and she's proving that beauty comes in all shapes, sizes and body types.

Sesser was born without legs, but what some might view as a disability made her into the determined, accomplished woman she is today.

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And she's absolutely stunning.

"I was mainly doing athletics shoots then as I got older I got into lingerie modeling," Sesser said, according to the New York 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."

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She started modeling for sports brands like Billabong when she 15, but lingerie allows her to show her "strength" and expand society's view of "what beauty can look like."

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Mission accomplished.

But posing for cameras isn't the only thing Sesser excels at: She's currently prepping for the 2018 Winter Paralympics in the mono-ski event. Until then, she'll continue to inspire through modeling, though she prefers to go natural when she's not in front of the camera.

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"Outside of work I don't wear makeup," she said. "I can be girly and I don't mind wearing it — I like getting my makeup done when I am on a shoot.

"But people say I'm beautiful whether I'm wearing makeup or not."

We 100 percent agree, Kanya!

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