Skip Nav

9-Year-Old Double Amputee Walks During New York Fashion Week

This 9-Year-Old Double Amputee Just Made Her Modelling Debut at New York Fashion Week

Daisy-May Demetre is only 9 years old, and she's already taking off in her career as a model. The fifth-grader recently made history as the first double amputee to walk in a show at New York Fashion Week for children's fashion brand LuLu et GiGi.

As reported by CBS This Morning, Daisy-May was born with fibular hemimelia, a rare condition in which all or part of the fibular bone in the leg is missing, and was forced to have both of her legs amputated. According to her father, the Birmingham, England native first decided to pursue a modelling career when the two of them saw an ad for a modelling agency representing disabled people on television. "I put the idea to her . . . 'Do you want to be a supermodel?'" he recalled to Jericka Duncan during an interview. Fast forward to the present, and Daisy-May has now walked in both London and New York Fashion Week and is even an ambassador for LuLu et GiGi.

Check out Daisy-May's interview in the video above.

From Our Partners
Video of Dad Trying and Failing to Change His Son's Nappy
New York Fashion Week Fall Winter 2020 Schedule
Boy Sings 10,000 Hours to His Brother With Down Syndrome
Niall Horan Reads a Classic Christmas Story in 7 Accents
Video of Dad Imitating Baby's Milk-Drunk Facial Expressions
Watch Kristen Stewart's Extraspicy Hot Ones Video
Billie Eilish Reads Mean Tweets on Jimmy Kimmel Live Video
Watch Alex Trebek Tear Up From a Contestant's Message
Teacher Uses Lizzo Song to Teach Students to Be Great Video
Maisie Williams Talks Game of Thrones in Hot Ones Video
Jimmy Fallon and Jessica Biel Laugh Through a Hilarious Skit
Lady Gaga Falls Off Stage With a Fan at Las Vegas Show Video
Latest Parenting
All the Latest From Ryan Reynolds