Viktoria Modesta | Prototype | Video

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Viktoria Modesta | Prototype | Video

Presented by Channel 4, Viktoria Modesta is being hailed as the world’s first amputee pop star.

Channel Four has built upon it’s acclaimed coverage of the paralympic games in 2012 and taken strides in changing the nation’s mindset towards disability and they continue this endeavour by promoting the latest music video from Viktoria Modesta. Medical negligence at birth left Modesta with lasting mobility problems in her left leg. In 2007 to improve her mobility she elected to undertake voluntary below-the-knee leg amputation.

Born in the USSR but a Londoner since the age of 12, the singer-songwriter and model has turned her disability into a unique advantage that allows her to challenge the perceptions of beauty and has found her widespread exposure in mainstream media as well as performing at the closing ceremony of the afore mentioned 2012 paralympic games.

We don’t often cover mainstream music on The Unheard Nerd but the stunning visuals and the story behind Viktoria Modesta somehow fits. Learn more about Modesta at


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