Every year we give a very special award (Amazing Beauty Award) to a woman that is remarkable in some way.
This year’s Amazing Beauty is Aimee Mullins – a woman that is beautiful inside-out and a woman that had changed this world for better.
Aimee is a beautiful American athlete, actress, motivational speaker, and model who first became known for her athletic accomplishments despite the fact that she doesn’t have lower legs!
Both of Aimee’s lower legs were amputated when she was only one year old due to the medical condition (fibular hemimelia) she was born with. However, that didn’t stop her from being fully functioning and having a great life while at the same time helping others to do the same.
Pushing The Limits: No Legs – No Problem!
By the age of two, Aimee learned to walk on the prosthetic legs and she spent her childhood and teenage years doing a variety of sports including: skiing, soccer, softball, swimming, biking, etc.
She graduated from high school with honors and was awarded the full academic scholarship by the Department of Defense.
While in college, Aimee discovered her passion for competitive sports and became the first amputee in history to compete against able-bodied athletes in track and field events.
However, “just” competing was not enough for this amazing young woman, so she set the World Records in the 100 m sprint, 200 m sprint, and the long jump at the 1996 Paralympics.
Catwalk?! – Why Not!
In 1998 Aimee launched her successful modeling career as the runway model, but the thing that was most fascinating is that nobody noticed she had prosthetic legs. She modeled for a number of world famous fashion brands and in 2011 she was named as Global Brand Ambassador of L’Oreal Paris.
Awards and Honours: (Just to name a few)
And so on…
Aimee Mullins has thought us a very important life lesson: you don’t need legs to run and you don’t need wings to fly as long as you have the will to overcome your obstacles.