Inspiring underwear model born without legs insists: 'I'm different and that is sexy'

An inspiring model who was born without legs proves that sexiness isn't limited to any status quo. The model makes more than £650 every day she shoots to show off her amazing body in lingerie.

When 23-year-old Kanya Sesser began modeling at the age of 15, she was determined to break down the boundaries of the modeling industry and prove that she's just as capable, talented and sexy as anyone else.

Sesser is now an underwear and bikini model, a motivational speaker and a current trainee for the 2018 Winter Paralympics. She's doing everything she loves without letting anything or anyone bring her down. The California model said:

"I was mainly doing athletics shoots then as I got older I got into lingerie modeling. It's something fun and it shows my story - I'm different and that is sexy, I don't need legs to feel sexy. I enjoy making money from it and I love showing people what beauty can look like. These images show my strength. Modeling wasn't something I'd always dreamed of doing - it just happened for me and I got used to it. 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. I'd love to keep modeling while in training for the Paralympics."

When Sesser was 5 years old, she was adopted from Thailand and brought to live with her new family in Portland, Oregon. As a young girl, Sesser rode around on a skateboard instead of a wheelchair and learned to walk on her hands.

For the past month, she's been dating a supportive man named Brian who sees her for everything she truly is. She said:

"Brian is awesome - he is very supportive of everything I do. He recently saw me modeling for first time and told me he thought it was beautiful and unique."

Sesser knows that she's beautiful and her confidence defies any disability. She's an inspiration to anyone who fears the barriers standing in the way of their dreams.

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