STYLE & BEAUTY
08/08/2008 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Kelly Knox: Fashion Model Born With Only One Arm

Kelly Knox may just be the only fashion model to be born without a her left forearm.

On Tuesday night, she won a contest on BBC3 called "Britain's Missing Top Model."

The prize was a fashion shoot in Marie Claire magazine and a contract with Take 2 Model Management, a top talent agency.

According to the Daily Mail:

Miss Knox, 23, who vowed at seven never to wear a prosthetic arm, claimed she never classified herself as disabled, until she decided to enter Britain's Missing Top Model.

And she doesn't intend her differences to influence her career in the fashion industry.
She said: 'In my household we don't use the word disabled. Never have done, never will do.

'I don't feel disabled but society will label me as being disabled.'

Miss Knox lives with her mother Jackie, 61, in Enfield, North London. She beat hundreds of applicants to appear on the BBC show.

Her condition is not genetic, according to doctors, but is just something that happens 'by mistake'.

'It's more likely to be on the left-hand side and it's more common in girls than boys,' she said.

Here's a slideshow with some of her family photos and shots from her fashion shoot:

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