In a story that can only be described as the triumph of human spirit, Kelly Knox, who was born without a left forearm, won a BBC3 competition and was crowned UK's best disabled model. The 23-year old had vowed at the age of seven never to wear a prosthetic arm and kept strong on her word even after she won the top prize of a contract with a top agency, Take 2 Model Management, and a fashion shoot for Marie Claire magazine.
Knox claims she never classified herself as disabled, until she decided to enter Britain's Missing Top Model, credits her two brothers Colin, 34, and Karl, 37, for enabling her to stand up for herself even as a child.
Kelly, who truly embodies resolution and grit, also plans to give up her career as a credit controller for a soft furnishings company and become a full-time model. We wish Kelly the best of luck and hope that her story can inspire other kids with disabilities to follow their dreams too!
Source: Daily Mail