A NINE-YEAR-OLD British girl who had both legs amputated as a baby has walked down the catwalk at New York Fashion Week.
Daisy-May Demetre, from Birmingham, became the first double amputee child to walk in the Big Apple’s most prestigious runway show on Saturday.
6 Daisy-May Demetre became the first double amputee child to walk at New York Fashion Week
6 The child model, from Birmingham, walked down the catwalk for brand Lulu et Gigi Credit: Getty – Contributor
Her father Alex said afterwards that she was “amazing” and “felt really proud of herself” as she modelled for brand Lulu et Gigi.
She is set to model at the top of the Eiffel Tower at Paris Fashion Week later this month.
Young Daisy was born with fibular hemimelia, a condition where part or all of the fibula bone in the leg is missing.
But she began her
modelling career at eight, appearing for clothing brand River Island.
Her invitation to New York Fashion Week came after Lulu et Gigi designer Eni Hegedűs-Buiron saw her walking at London Kids Fashion Week.
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She was joined on the catwalk on Sunday by her older sister Ella, 11.
Her dad, Alex Demetre, added: “Daisy and Ella both did amazing. Daisy walked it like a professional and had fun doing it.
“She felt really proud of herself for what she achieved.”
6 Daisy-May, nine, is set to model at the top of the Eiffel Tower at Paris Fashion Week Credit: Getty – Contributor
6 Daisy-May Demetre poses backstage with designer Eni Hegedus-Buiron Credit: Getty – Contributor
6 Daisy-May was born with a birth defect and had both legs amputated as a baby Credit: SWNS:South West News Service
6 Her dad, Alex Demetre, said: ‘She felt really proud of herself for what she achieved’ Credit: SWNS:South West News Service
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