Model’s Bikini Photo Stuns Internet After Viewers See Her Lower Half


A model from Brazil has never been bashful around cameras, but after a recent series of events, it took her a while to be comfortable in front of one again. However, it seems that after posting a picture of herself in a bikini, she’s gotten quite a bit of attention as viewers are left speechless at the lower half of her body.

Paola Antonini France Costa, 21, from Belo Horizonte, was just a normal girl, but things would take a drastic change just after Christmas in 2014. Unfortunately, the girl was in a car at the time it was struck by a drunk driver. The accident would result in her knee being crushed in the wreckage. Despite four attempts to save it, doctors would later be forced to amputate above the knee.


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According to Mail Online, she shares “stunning shots that see her swimming, laughing and skateboarding despite her disability.” Not only was Paola able to rack up an incredible fan base, but she has inspired those with disabilities while she did it.

E ontem a felicidade não coube em mim. A noite foi maravilhosa, a expectativa foi a maior do mundo e, no final, foi muito melhor do que eu poderia sonhar. Tem dia que fico pensando em uma maneira de agradecer tantas alegrias e bençãos na minha vida, agradecer a todas essas pessoas que sempre me dão força, energias positivas, carinho. Familiares, amigos, namorado, conhecidos, profissionais, e todos vocês que me acompanham aqui, vocês fazem a minha vida muito melhor, muito mais feliz. Quando recebi o convite do @alexmoreiraltacostura de desfilar pra ele no evento, fiquei muito honrada, mas vi principalmente como um novo desafio... Desfilar pela primeira vez, com minha prótese e ainda usando um saltinho(pequenininho, mas dificil!!). Peguei firme nisso, fisioterapia, treinos.. E no final a gente vê que todo o esforço vale a pena, e que nossa vida é maravilhosa justamente por dias como esse, por noites como essa, por essa energia incrível e pelo tanto de pessoa maravilhosa que existe no Mundo. Muito obrigada a todos! Sempre! 📷@robertobenatti

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“Paola… thank you for sharing a bit of your life with us,” one user wrote. “I’m going through a tough time for health reasons, and seeing your photos and videos, you inspire me to fight and always try to look on the bright side!” Another added, “You are my warrior, if only everybody had your energy.”

What Paola has done here is extremely remarkable. Not only did she not allow for her unfortunate disability to get in her way, she used it to her advantage to get where she wanted to be. When it comes down to it, there’s nothing wrong with using the tools you have to get the job done, and if you help a few people along the way, well, no one stand in your way.