Meet the bionic model who rocked New York Fashion Week

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Rebekah Marine is the woman who sparked a conversation around "disabled" models when she walked at the FTL Moda runway at New York Fashion Week. She calls herself "The Bionic Model," as she was born without a right forearm. Rebekah is now 28 years old and is working her way up in the fashion world, between clients that are thrilled to work with her and others that are hesitant to have her model due to her disability.

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Model Rebekah Marine of Woodbury, NJ attends a dress fitting during rehearsals for the FTL MODA show during New York Fashion Week in New York on September 12, 2015. Marine was born without a right forearm and wears an advanced bionic prosthesis. AFP PHOTO/ TREVOR COLLENS (Photo credit should read TREVOR COLLENS/AFP/Getty Images)
Model Rebekah Marine of Woodbury, NJ attends a dress fitting during rehearsals for the FTL MODA show during New York Fashion Week in New York on September 12, 2015. Marine was born without a right forearm and wears an advanced bionic prosthesis. AFP PHOTO/ TREVOR COLLENS (Photo credit should read TREVOR COLLENS/AFP/Getty Images)
Model Rebekah Marine of Woodbury, NJ attends a dress fitting during rehearsals for the FTL MODA show during New York Fashion Week in New York on September 12, 2015. Marine was born without a right forearm and wears an advanced bionic prosthesis. AFP PHOTO/ TREVOR COLLENS (Photo credit should read TREVOR COLLENS/AFP/Getty Images)
Model Rebekah Marine of Woodbury, NJ poses for a photo before a dress fitting during rehearsals for the FTL MODA during New York Fashion Week in New York on September 12, 2015. Marine was born without a right forearm and wears an advanced bionic prosthesis. AFP PHOTO/ TREVOR COLLENS (Photo credit should read TREVOR COLLENS/AFP/Getty Images)
Rebekah Marine, 28, of Woodbury, N.J., was born without a right forearm and has a prosthetic hand. Once embarrassed by her disability, she now hopes to inspire others when she struts down the runway at Fashion Week in New York. (Charles Fox/Philadelphia Inquirer/TNS via Getty Images)
Model Rebekah Marine of Woodbury, NJ attends a dress fitting during rehearsals for the FTL MODA show during New York Fashion Week in New York on September 12, 2015. Marine was born without a right forearm and wears an advanced bionic prosthesis. AFP PHOTO/ TREVOR COLLENS (Photo credit should read TREVOR COLLENS/AFP/Getty Images)
Model Rebekah Marine of Woodbury, NJ attends a dress fitting during rehearsals for the FTL MODA during New York Fashion Week in New York on September 12, 2015. Marine was born without a right forearm and wears an advanced bionic prosthesis. AFP PHOTO/ TREVOR COLLENS (Photo credit should read TREVOR COLLENS/AFP/Getty Images)
Model Rebekah Marine of Woodbury, NJ attends a dress fitting during rehearsals for the FTL MODA show during New York Fashion Week in New York on September 12, 2015. Marine was born without a right forearm and wears an advanced bionic prosthesis. AFP PHOTO/ TREVOR COLLENS (Photo credit should read TREVOR COLLENS/AFP/Getty Images)
Model Rebekah Marine of Woodbury, NJ attends a dress fitting during rehearsals for the FTL MODA show during New York Fashion Week in New York on September 12, 2015. Marine was born without a right forearm and wears an advanced bionic prosthesis. AFP PHOTO/ TREVOR COLLENS (Photo credit should read TREVOR COLLENS/AFP/Getty Images)
Rebekah Marine, 28, of Woodbury, N.J., was born without a right forearm and has a prosthetic hand. Once embarrassed by her disability, she now hopes to inspire others when she struts down the runway at Fashion Week in New York. (Charles Fox/Philadelphia Inquirer/TNS via Getty Images)
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The model has an advance prosthetic arm that moves according to her muscle stimuli. When she was young, she decided to embrace her feature and use it as an advantage. Her big break was Nordstrom, which asked her to model for the store's anniversary catalog. Since then she has been conquering the fashion business.

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