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Sunday, September 6, 2015

Model with a bionic arm will perform at New York Fashion Week

After Madeline Stuart, teen model with Down syndrome who successfully stepped in the New York Fashion Week (NYFW), this time turn Rebekah Marine, a 28-year-old model with disabilities who was born without a right arm.

As quoted from Mashable on Wednesday,  September 2, 2015, Rebekah will walk at the New York Fashion Week on next September 13, in the event of FTL Moda.
Rebekah Marine. (Picture from: http://on.mash.to/1Uq05pY)
For Rebekah, to become a professional model and was finally able to walk on the run way as NYFW is a struggle. When she was young, not a few people who said that he would not have a future in the world of modeling.

"For persons with disabilities, to reach the dream became a model very difficult in recent years. Agents will not even see my portfolio. But I realized, it's all about self-discovery," said Rebekah to Mashable.

Rebekah adding that most of her clients do not want to cooperate with her, simply because her arms were not perfect. But all that changed four years ago, when she decided to install an artificial hand on her right arm. It was made with the hand gesture control technology, or generally-called bionic arm.

Rebekah has now been joined by the other disabilities models, such as Madeline Stuart, a model with Down syndrome who has been pacing the FTL Moda catwalk.

"It is important to enter the model more diverse. Because nearly 1 in 5 people in the US have congenital defects. We must respect a uniqueness, not comply with the definitions or standards of beauty according to the media," said Rebekah. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | MASHABLEASIA]
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