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Meet Viktoria Modesta, A One-Legged Bionic Pop Star

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Written by Gary

Viktoria Modesta is the world’s first one-legged bionic pop star.

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If I had to choose a disability, losing a leg would definitely be it. Just today at the movies I was remarking about how cool it would be to have bionic legs, and I have to admit that even though Oscar Pistorius is kind of a murderer, his metal legs are in no way, shape, or form a deal breaker.

Amputees have been getting a bit of the spotlight lately, from Jessica Lange’s Elsa Mars character on the totally unwatchable Ryan Murphy disaster American Horror Story: Freakshow, to Viktoria Modesta, a pop star who is challenging societal norms by pursuing fame despite a disability.

Modesta, a Latvian model and singer had her leg amputated at 20, and has since gone on to pursue a career trying to challenge old-fashioned views and create a platform for the disabled.

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She created this video as part of the #BornRisky campaign, which aims to shed light on the differences between us all.

I am in love with this girl, because she makes having a fake leg look as glamorous and amazing as I ever dreamed it could be.

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Gary

Gary is the gay guy that every girl wants to be, and every guy wants to be with (Mostly because he can't get pregnant). He is based in Manhattan, but loves traveling to exotic new people, and sleeping with interesting new places. He is an adventurous writer, digital artist, and game designer that will try almost anything if it makes a good story.
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