A model and actress born without legs is making waves in the fashion industry.
Kanya Sesser (23) is determined to make herself a household name and says she will not let her disability hold her back.
She was born in Thailand and abandoned by her parents as a baby.
Sesser was then adopted by an American couple and moved to Portland in Oregon where she began modelling aged 16.
"I want to motivate other women that are different — different disability, different look — whatever it is, to be more confident in their own skin,"
"I model to change society's perspective of people," Mashable reports.
She admitted to having experienced negativity from members of the public.
"I have so many people looking at my lingerie shoot and they are like 'any girl can be in lingerie and get noticed,'" she said.
"Any girl can be dressing up in lingerie but not many girls have the confidence to show off their real body and self."
Recently she filmed scenes for CBS new series Code Black.
'The one thing I always say is I definitely don't think life would be any better had this not happened. It would just have been a lot, lot easier," says Daraine Mulvihill. "There wouldn't have been pain, there wouldn't have been any struggle, there wouldn't be all this worrying about going to a wedding and thinking 'what'll I wear?' because I can't wear heels, but at the same time there's nothing that could have been better in terms of how life is. I definitely wouldn't be happier. You kind of have to remind yourself of that at times." We're sitting in the RTE canteen, and Daraine, presenter of Channel4's Paralympics coverage, RTE researcher and reporter, and winner of the 2001 People of the Year award, who is far too smart and honest to say anything deliberately Pollyanna-ish, has just revealed another aspect of her remarkable strength of character. As a statement - of belief, of intent - that is among the most interesting I've heard. Because it seems to be true. For all that she doesn't hide the many challenges and difficulties of her situation, of simply navigating a world that is mostly set-up for people with a fuller range of mobility than her, Daraine is so full of humour, grace and enthusiasm that her many achievements are simply her own, regardless of circumstance. They are because of who she is, not what happened to her.