Model and Paralympian Aimee Mullins on Flaws, Not being a Role Model and Sword Fighting?


If you are not aware Aimee Mullins is kinda of a cool chick, first she is like the female (super-smart, non murdering)Oscar Pistorius before we knew who he was. In fact the two Paralymians suffered from the same condition fibular hemimelia (missing fibula bones) resulting in their legs being amputated below the knee. However it has never held her back she has:

competed against able-bodied athletes in NCAA Division I track and field events, and is the first double-amputee sprinter to compete in NCAA track and field for Georgetown University.

Competed in the Paralympics in 1996 in Atlanta, in which she ran the T42-46 class 100-meter sprint in 17.01 seconds[1] and jumped 3.14 meters in the F42-46 class long-jump.images

In 1999, she modeled for British fashion designer Alexander McQueen in his London show, on a pair of hand-carved wooden prosthetic legs made from solid ash, with integral boots.images-1

She has been named one of the fifty most beautiful people in the world by People.

In 2002, she appeared in Matthew Barney’s Cremaster 3 as a cheetah woman (the Entered Novitiate and Oonagh MacCumhail).


She appeared in Dazed & Confused magazine 1998, Coverage, and Kenneth Cole 2009 Campaign.

And was appointed L’Oréal Ambassador February 2011.

I was pleased to find this video interview with Mullins who is in Cannes representing L’Oréal, it she talks about the obligatory fashion red carpet stuff but she towards the end (4:37) she talks about not considering herself a role model, her new work out sword fighting, and body image, finding the best version of yourself, (relative to a post I just put up) how a flaw becomes a signature!!!