Meet the Lingerie Model Who Was Born Without Legs and Is Killing It

28 September 2015

Woman Born Without Legs Becomes a Successful Lingerie Model

This woman born without legs becomes a successful lingerie model.

This 23-year-old woman who was born without legs is challenging beauty standards and earns $1,000-a-day working as a lingerie model.

‘I don’t need legs to feel sexy’– says Kanye Sesser, of Los Angeles. She is breaking through the boundaries of the modeling industry by posing in extravagant bras and underwear in revealing photos that display her disability.

She was abandoned on the steps of a Buddhist temple in Thailand when she was just one week old and brought to Portland, Oregon at age five by her adoptive parents.

Woman Born Without Legs Becomes a Successful Lingerie Model
Woman Born Without Legs Becomes a Successful Lingerie Model

Now, the aspiring model is hoping to use her career to show that different is the new sexy.

Kanya shared: ‘It’s something fun and it shows my story – I’m different and that is sexy. I don’t need legs to feel sexy.’

The model says she has posed for Volcom, Nike and Rip Curl Girl, but those shoots have not been verified.

Woman Born Without Legs Becomes a Successful Lingerie Model
Woman Born Without Legs Becomes a Successful Lingerie Model

She began her modeling career at age of 15 by posing for a number of sports brands, including doing a feature for Billabong. Now Kanya says she has been scouted by numerous underwear brands.

She revealed: ‘I enjoy making money from it and I love showing people what beauty can look like.’

‘These images show my strength,’ Kanya said of her modeling shots, which show her posing in lace thongs and bras in range of seductive positions.

Woman Born Without Legs Becomes a Successful Lingerie Model
Woman Born Without Legs Becomes a Successful Lingerie Model

Kanya, who loves extreme sports and hopes to compete in mono-ski competition at the 2018 Winter Paralympics South Korea, said she never intended to be a model, but ‘it just happened’ for her.

‘I like expressing myself in a different way than people usually see,’ she shared, adding: ‘This is just who I am.’

Kanya often doesn’t use a wheelchair and prefers to get around on a skateboard or walking on her hands.

Woman Born Without Legs Becomes a Successful Lingerie Model
Woman Born Without Legs Becomes a Successful Lingerie Model

She said that one of her biggest supporters is her boyfriend of one month, Brian Waters.

‘Brian is awesome – he is very supportive of everything I do,’ Kanya shared of the pair’s relationship. ‘He recently saw me modeling for first time and told me he thought it was beautiful and unique,’ she added.

Woman Born Without Legs Becomes a Successful Lingerie Model
Woman Born Without Legs Becomes a Successful Lingerie Model
Woman Born Without Legs Becomes a Successful Lingerie Model
Woman Born Without Legs Becomes a Successful Lingerie Model

‘I can be girly and I don’t mind wearing it – I like getting my make-up done when I am on a shoot,’ she offered, saying she feels ‘beautiful’ whether she’s wearing make-up or not.

Woman Born Without Legs Becomes a Successful Lingerie Model
Woman Born Without Legs Becomes a Successful Lingerie Model

Kanya revealed that she hopes to continue modeling as she trains for the Paralympics and is also writing a book about her courageous journey from orphan to model.

If this isn’t an inspiration for you, I don’t know what is. What do you think about her life?