Singer Highlights Her Disability in Wild New Music Video (NSFW)


Viktoria Modesta, a British model and singer-songwriter, made the decision to have her left leg amputated below the knee when she was 20, according to Channel 4. She was born with a damaged left leg and amputation improved her mobility. Despite the lack of amputees in her chosen field, pop music, Modesta refused to take no for an answer and has finally landed herself in the spotlight.

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A promo for Modesta’s song “Prototype” premiered on Sunday during a commercial break in “The X Factor (UK)” finale as a part of Channel 4’s “Born Risky” campaign.

Beginning with the words “Forget what you know about disability,” the video features the pop singer wearing various prosthetic devices, including a glowing leg and a metal spike.

For a long time, pop culture closed its doors on me as an amputee and alternative artist,” Modesta said in a Channel 4 press release. “I’m hoping to set new principles in music and fashion, to rip up the rule book and develop a more empowering example of what it means to be a musician, model and artist.”

Watch the full video for “Prototype” below. Warning: Some content is NSFW.

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