Amputee Rock Star Viktoria Modesta Goes Badass In Sexy Video, Rejects 'Disabled' Label (VIDEO)

Amputee Rock Star Viktoria Modesta Goes Badass In Sexy Video, Rejects ‘Disabled’ Label (VIDEO)

British singer Viktoria Modesta just went bionic in the video for her new song ‘Prototype.’ She’s beautiful, sexy, talented — and minus her lower left leg.

That is not a deficit, in her estimation. After all, she chose to have the leg removed.

Modesta’s prosthetics — crystal-encrusted, light-up, or black-lacquered spike — are her co-stars on film. They convey dramatic images of power and confidence that are electrifying in their effect.

The video begins with a message:

“Forget what you knew about disability.”

Latvian-born Modesta certainly has. There is simply no space in her life for other people’s stereotypes or prejudices. In an interview with Elle magazine, she said:

“I couldn’t agree with the negative expectations I received a lot during childhood and adolescence. I simply felt that it was wrong.”

The singer’s left leg was damaged during a difficult birth, resulting in chronic pain and multiple surgeries. She moved to London at age 12, and by age 14 had a budding career in alternative modeling — even though the leg continued to cause difficulties. She described her attitude at the time:

“I had this confidence inside me, but it was clear that my physicality didn’t really match my ambition. There was a lot of uncertainty hanging over my health, [and] I was determined to fix that so I could do all the things I dreamed of.”

The leg posed so many problems, even with simply walking, that she began a quest for a doctor who would remove it. She searched from age 15 until 20, when she finally found a surgeon who agreed it would improve her life and amputated the leg below the knee. She told the Guardian that she was literally severed from what was holding her back:

“I genuinely felt I had a life as a new person. I upgraded my opportunities, my comfort, my body. It was really empowering.”

That was six years ago. She’s been working on a career in music and modeling alternative prosthetics ever since. Disability isn’t a concept to which she relates. Furthermore, she has difficulty with the attitudes of those who discount people like her and hold low expectations for who they consider to be disabled.

Rather than a champion of the disabled, Modesta considers herself a champion of “choosing your own path.” In the Q&A with Elle, she said:

“You don’t have to be stuck in a script that somebody else has written for you.”

That philosophy is brilliantly obvious in the video for her song ‘Prototype,’ in which she sings, “I’m the model of the future.” She expects the video to make people feel things they haven’t felt before, and to see possibilities where they would have seen limitations. Her dance on a ‘stiletto’ spike is utterly amazing in its effect.

Several million people have already viewed ‘Prototype.’ Check it out here and have your mind blown:

H/T: HNGN | Featured photo: Twitter photo section

Deborah Montesano is a writer and political activist, who has just been freed from decades of wandering in the Arizona desert. She is now stunned to find herself actually living in progressive heaven — Portland, Oregon. READ MORE BY DEBORAH.

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