What is Sexy: Disabled Model Paola Antonini

February 15, 2019

 

Paola Antonini Franca Costa is a model who was was born on May 19, 1994 and was raised in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. In 2014, while finishing up loading some luggage into her car for a New Years Eve trip, she was hit by a drunk driver and her leg was crushed. Doctors worked to save the leg, but shortly after four surgeries and beginning to learn to walk again, the doctors informed her that it had to be amputated above the knee. She said “I’d never felt such intense pain in my life.” After grueling physical therapy, Paola was fitted with a prosthetic leg. 

 

One would think her modeling career would be over, but Paola refused to give up on her runway dreams. Rather than feel sorry for herself and hide her prosthetic leg, she wears it proudly. A few days after her hospitalization she posted to Instagram to say “Always put your hope in God. I wanted to thank you very much for the prayers and for all the affection. I do not see any of this as a tragedy, but rather as a new chance at life. Thank you so much for keeping me alive, and in the end, that’s what really matters.” Her positive attitude in the face of adversity has been a beacon of light to her fans, and she now can say she has more followers than ever (2.6 million) who hail her as a 'warrior'. Follow Paola Antonini on Instagram

 

  

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