Viktoria Modesta’s leg / hip were dislocated during her birth and she endured 15 surgeries before persuading surgeons to amputate her leg, but that didn’t stop her from becoming a world famous pop star. This Latvian-born star moved to London in hopes of better treatment, and the rest is history. She said: “I didn’t get here by wishing that the world just accepted me, I got here by working really, really hard and believing that the script that was written for me wasn’t the one that I was going to live.” Continue reading for her music video, more pictures and additional information.
She adds: “But I do believe that the shift of power is in people like myself. Because if you walk into a room and act like a victim and expect to be treated like that, then you will be. I think the world is generally moving into a more accepting place, but there is a long way to go. It’s still so shocking when you see someone with a missing arm on television. There is a lot of work to be done.”