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Check out this real-life Supergirl! Even though Rebekah Marine
has a prosthetic arm, that hasn't stopped her from launching a
successful modeling career, which includes appearing in Nordstrom's 2015
anniversary catalog and hitting the runway at New York Fashion Week.
The New Jersey native, 28, made her fashion week debut at Antonio
Urzi's presentation in NYC last February, clad in a futuristic, barely
there ensemble and silver face paint. Naturally, she slayed it, so she's
coming back, this time strutting her stuff at the FTL Moda show on
Sept. 13, where she'll show off her new i-limb quantum prosthetic hand
(i.e. the first prosthesis that allows the wearer to change grips with a
Mashable. "We should be celebrating uniqueness, not conforming to what the media thinks is beautiful."
But the model (who doesn't mind cracking jokes
about her arm) confessed that while she maintains a positive attitude,
it hasn't been easy to make it in the modeling industry. "Agencies often
won't even look at my portfolio," she admitted. "But I've come to
realize it's all about finding your niche. I've accepted that most
clients may not want to work with me based on my 'disability.'"
Rebekah Marine walks the runway wearing Antonio
Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Fall 2015
at The Salon at Lincoln Center on
Feb. 15, 2015 in NYC.
Credit: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week
Nevertheless, Marine, who's also modeled bridalwear, said she's going
to keep going until she sees her dream brought to life: "Above all, I
hope to land on the cover of Vogue one day—that's my personal goal. And I won't stop until I get there."