A few days before Christmas 2 years ago, the young Brazilian Paola Antonini's life changed dramatically. Paola is a beautiful, fun-loving woman, who works as a professional model. One day however, she was in a car accident with a reckless driver. She was so badly injured that the doctors had to amputate her left leg from the thigh down.
The accident and resulting disability seemed to get Paola down, and her job as a model appeared impossible. But Paola took her new life as it came - she proved to herself and everyone else just how strong her willpower was.
But it's not about her beautiful pictures. Paola has gone through a process to prove to herself, and many others, that people with disabilities can have the courage to live their lives with joy and confidence.
Paola is surely one of the most beautiful models in the world and it's hard to resist her smile. And this is good, because she uses it to inspire others who urgently need more courage and brightness in their lives.