Mary Dell (marydell) wrote,

16-year-old fashion model has prosthetic arm.

Images here and here, good article here.

This article over here has a nice video accompanying it, but it also contains the ridiculous statement "Some people say that Ruthie is challeng[ing] the idea of perfection and opens people’s eyes to the true nature of beauty, which doesn’t have anything to do with whether or not you can fit into size 0 jeans" Ridiculous because she looks exactly like a regular fashion model, except for her arm--particularly if you watch the video, you can see that she's skinny.  It's very cool that she's succeeding with a visible flaw in an industry built on appearances, and I do think that's a positive sign, but it's not like fashion has become about celebrating the totality of humanity all of a sudden. 
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