“I don’t need legs to feel sexy” – Aspiring model born without legs earns more than $1,000-a-day in racy lingerie and bikini shoots

An aspiring model born without legs is earning more than $1,000-a-day flaunting her toned body in racy underwear.

Kanya Sesser modelling

Kanya Sesser modelling

Stunning Kanya Sesser, 23, defies traditional beauty standards by working as a model and hopes to prove that ‘different’ is sexy.

From a young age the California girl was determined to overcome her disability and started modelling for sports brands at just 15-years-old.

After shooting for a number of outlets – as well as being featured by Billabong – the beauty was soon scouted by underwear and bikini brands.

Kanya Sesser and boyfriend Brian Waters

Kanya Sesser and boyfriend Brian Waters

Now she combines her modelling career with motivational speaking and her love of sports – currently training for the 2018 Winter Paralympics.

Kanya, who lives in Los Angeles, USA, said: “I was mainly doing athletics shoots then as I got older I got into lingerie modelling.

“It’s something fun and it shows my story – I’m different and that is sexy, I don’t need legs to feel sexy.

“I enjoy making money from it and I love showing people what beauty can look like. These images show my strength.

Kanya Sesser with her trusty skateboard

Kanya Sesser with her trusty skateboard

“Modeling wasn’t something I’d always dreamed of doing – it just happened for me and I got used to it.

“I like expressing myself in a different way than people usually see.

“I’m very honest, I’m real – I’m never going to behave different to anyone. This is just who I am.

“I’d love to keep modelling while in training for the Paralympics.”

Kanya Sesser

Kanya Sesser

Kanya was adopted from an orphanage in Thailand when she was five-years-old and brought to Portland, Oregon, by her new family.

Instead of a wheelchair, she uses a skateboard to get around and learned to walk on her hands.

Kanya loves extreme sports and hopes to compete in mono-ski in the Winter Paralympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, in 2018.

One of her biggest fans is new boyfriend Brian, who she has been dating for the past month.

 Kanya Sesser, 2008 Loucks girls 100 award

Kanya Sesser, 2008 Loucks girls 100 award

She added: “Brian is awesome – he is very supportive of everything I do.

“He recently saw me modelling for first time and told me he thought it was beautiful and unique.”

Despite her work as a model, courageous Kanya admits she prefers her natural looks.

She is also working on a book about her incredible journey through life, set to be published in 2016.

Kanya Sesser

Kanya Sesser

She added: “Outside of work I don’t wear make-up.

“I can be girly and I don’t mind wearing it – I like getting my make-up done when I am on a shoot.

“But people say I’m beautiful whether I’m wearing makeup or not.”

Kanya Sesser

Kanya Sesser