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