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Amputee models for NYE show

Daisy-May Demetre

There is nothing holding back Daisy-May Demetre becoming a world famous model, especially as she is starting out at a very young age.

The nine-year-old from Birmingham, who has fibular hemimelia, has been chosen to walk down the catwalk at Lulu et Gigi Couture in NYC after the founder, Eni Hegedűs-Buiron, caught the girl modelling for the fashion house at London Kids’ Fashion Week.

Daisy’s father Alex Demetre, who had the agonising pain of seeing his daughter’s legs being amputated when she was a baby, told the BBC: "[Daisy is] going to be making a little bit of history. It is a good thing she is first to do it, but going forward we want child amputees all the time.

"It doesn't stop you; it definitely doesn't stop Daisy. She is fitter than most grown men I know.

"But the modelling doesn't define Daisy, it is just a part of what does... she just does Daisy, it is the way she goes about life with a smile on her face."

Burion said: "I was asked if I was OK with having an amputee walk in my show. To be honest I was surprised by the question. For me, a child is a child and thus is beautiful and perfect.

"So of course I said yes."

Daisy has already worked for Matalan, Boden and Nike.

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