Daisy-May Demetre’s catwalk during New York Fashion Week was much more than just a model strutting down the runway. The nine-year-old, from Birmingham, United Kingdom, is the first double-amputee to model in a Fashion Week show.

Born with a rare condition called fibular hemimelia, Demetre had both legs amputated when she was 18-months-old. Her dad, Alex, told CBS News, “Daisy’s a special, unique child doing stuff all the doctors told me would never really be possible.”

So how did the little girl get the chance to walk in a Fashion Week show? As it turns out, this wasn’t her first time modeling. Demetre’s dad said, “It just so happened on the TV pops up a disabled modeling agency.” When he asked, “Do you want to be a supermodel?” she answered, “Yes!”

Before hitting the runway for Enikö Hegedüs-Buiron’s Lulu et Gigi line, Demetre modeled for Nike and walked in the London kids fashion week. The nine-year-old will also walk for Lulu et Gigi at Paris Fashion Week, later this month.

—Erica Loop

Featured photo: Daisy-May Demetre via Instagram



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