This disabled model is using fashion & fitness to break stereotypes
December 3, 2017
Jack Eyers is handsome, confident and happy. He is the winner of the Mr England title of 2017-19, and beat 24 people to clinch the title.
What is amazing is that Jack is an amputee. He was born with a degenerative condition called Proximal Femoral Focal Deficiency. This caused a deformed hip and a shortened leg, and he had his leg amputated when he was 16.
h2>First amputee to walk the ramp
But the six-pack wonder never let this hamper him. He set goals and was determined to enjoy life. He said that initially his deformed leg affected his confidence and he had to fight hard to stay positive.
Things changed when he met a guy who was an amputee and Hollywood actor. That inspired him to dream big and he decided to go for an amputation.
Jack wants to smash stereotypes about disability
He went on to become the first amputee to take part in the New York fashion week and got a lot of attention.
He wants to tell everyone who is disabled to be healthy and work on themselves. His next plan is to be part of Mr World and break the stereotypes on disability through fashion and fitness.
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