September 14, 2015 9:30 am
Updated: September 14, 2015 9:34 am

IN PHOTOS: ‘Bionic model’ Rebekah Marine walks the runway at NYFW

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.

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“Bionic model” Rebekah Marine took to the runway during the FTL Moda show at New York Fashion Week on Sunday, proudly wearing her i-limb quantum prosthetic hand.

The show marked Marine’s second NYFW catwalk of the year – a monumental moment for the model, who once thought her disability would prevent her from making it in the fashion industry.

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Marine was born without a right forearm, but dreamt of being a model from a young age. After being told repeatedly her disability would prevent her from chasing her dreams, she went to school to pursue a career.

But, after being fit with a prosthetic four years ago, she decided to chase her dream.


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“What an incredible experience! @ftlmoda show was a huge success,” Marine wrote on her Instagram page, thanking her sponsor Touch Bionics.

Touch Bionics is the company behind the i-limb quantum prosthetic hand. The prosthetic is considered one of the more advanced, thanks to its gesture control system.

Marine was also joined by 18-year-old Madeline Stuart, a model with Down syndrome, on the catwalk Sunday.

“Finally got to meet the wonderful @madelinesmodelling_ yesterday! Big things to come for her,” Marine wrote on Instagram.

Finally got to meet the wonderful @madelinesmodelling_ yesterday! Big things to come for her! #nyfw #ftlmoda

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