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Rosalina looks like any 28-year-old model – lithe, fresh-faced and all smiles. Greeting me on the morning of our shoot wearing a slogan tee and blue jeans, nothing would give away that underneath her denim ensemble, Rosalina’s left leg was not made up of sinew, bone and muscle but a 79-cm-long metal prosthesis instead.

Years earlier, a doctor’s negligence changed her life. While it could have led to a handicap, it spurred Rosalina to shift the conversation surrounding how and what a woman, and specifically a fashion model, should look like.

“It all began in 2009 when I had a motorbike accident and

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