An aspiring model born without legs is earning more than $1,000 a day flaunting her toned body in racy underwear.
Stunning Kanya Sesser, 23, defies traditional beauty standards by working as a model, and hopes to prove that “different” is sexy. see more photos of Kanya after the cut
From a young age the California girl was determined to overcome her disability and started modeling for sports brands at 15.
After shooting for a number of outlets — as well as being featured by Billabong — the beauty was soon scouted by underwear and bikini brands.
Now she combines her modeling career with motivational speaking and her love of sports — she’s currently training for the 2018 Winter Paralympics.
"I enjoy making money from it and I love showing people what beauty can look like. These images show my strength.”
“It just happened for me and I got used to it,” she said. "I like expressing myself in a different way than people usually see.
"I'm very honest, I'm real — I'm never going to behave different to anyone. This is just who I am.”
Sesser was adopted from an orphanage in Thailand when she was 5 and moved to Portland, Oregon, with her new family.
Sesser loves extreme sports and hopes to compete in mono-ski in the Winter Paralympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, in 2018.
|Sesser with a foster parent in Thailand before she was adopted and moved to the U.S.|
“Brian is awesome — he is very supportive of everything I do,” she said. "He recently saw me modeling for first time and told me he thought it was beautiful and unique."
“Outside of work I don't wear make-up,” she said. “I can be girly and I don't mind wearing it — I like getting my make-up done when I am on a shoot.