Aimee Mullins is a below-the-knee double amputee model and athlete born without fibula in both legs, internationally recognized for excelling in the academic, athletic and fashion fields.
Aimee Mullins is a world record holder, setting marks in the 100 meter dash and the long jump at the 1996 Paralympic Games, an event for which she had the honor of unveiling the official Olympic stamps. She also holds the U.S record in the 200 meter dash and was the only disabled NCAA first division track athlete during her time in college.
Since her lauded runway debut in London at the Alexander McQueen spring/summer 1999 show, Aimee has held the attention of both the fashion media and the world, continually challenging and redefining the industry's pre-conceived notions of the feminine form and the meaning of the word "beautiful".
Unlike most faces and figures seen among the pages of the world's magazines, her abilities reach far beyond the unadulterated beauty for which she is recognized. She is co-founder of HOPE, a non-profit organization that sponsors applicants from all disability backgrounds.
She was named the Disabled Athlete of the Year by U.S Track & Field (1997) and has been featured on The Oprah Show, NBC's Dateline, iD, Harper's Bazaar, Cosmopolitan, Life, Biography, Glamour, Parade, Sports Illustrated for Women, Time and Esquire magazine, among others.
Aimee was one of only three high school students to receive a full academic scholarship by the U.S Defense Department, which she used to obtain degrees in History and Diplomacy from Georgetown University, making the dean's list in 1998.