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Aimee Mullins at the premiere of Baby Mama at the 2008 Tribeca Film Festival.
|Born||20 July 1976 |
|Sport||Track and Field|
|Event(s)||Long jump, sprinting|
|College team||Georgetown University|
|Achievements and titles|
|Paralympic finals||1996 Paralympics|
Aimee Mullins (born 1976 in Allentown, Pennsylvania) is an American athlete, actress, and fashion model best known for her athletic accomplishments. She was born with a medical condition that resulted in the amputation of both of her lower legs.
 Early life
Mullins was born with fibular hemimelia (missing fibula bones) and, as a result, had both of her legs amputated below the knee when she was one year old. A graduate of Parkland High School in Allentown and Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., she took up sports and acting at an early stage.
In high school, she held the school's record for stolen bases in softball. While attending Georgetown University, she competed against able-bodied athletes in NCAA Division I track and field events, and is the first double-amputee sprinter to compete in NCAA track and field for Georgetown University.
 Fashion model
In 1999, she modelled for British fashion designer Alexander McQueen in his London show, on a pair of hand-carved wooden prosthetic legs made from solid ash, with integral boots. She is able to change her height between 5 ft 8in and 6 ft 1in by changing her legs. She has been named one of the fifty most beautiful people in the world by People.
She also appeared in Dazed & Confused magazine in 1998, seen on Coverage, and in Kenneth Cole's anniversary Campaign (2010). She is also part of the L'Oréal fashion Beauty Team along with Jennifer Lopez and Gwen Stefani (2011).
In 2002, she appeared in Matthew Barney's Cremaster 3 as a cheetah woman (the Entered Novitiate and Oonagh MacCumhail). In 2006, she appeared in World Trade Center, playing the role of a reporter. She also appeared, in 2003, in the made-for-television version of Agatha Christie's Five Little Pigs, as the woman who asks Hercule Poirot to clear her dead mother of murder.
 Films and television
- 2002 - Cremaster 3 (Cremaster Cycle), film directed by Matthew Barney.
- 2003 - Five Little Pigs
- 2006 - Marvelous
- 2006 - World Trade Center as a reporter
- 2008 - Quid Pro Quo
Mullins has been featured in the following books:
- Athlete (2002) ISBN 0-06-019553-3
- Laws of the Bandit Queens (2002) ISBN 0-609-80807-9
- The Prosthetic Impulse - Smith and Morra (eds.) (2006) ISBN 0-262-19530-5
- "IPC Historical Results Database". Paralympic.org. http://www.paralympic.org/ipc_results/results.php?eclass=T42-46&sport=athletics&competition=1996PG&gender=f&discipline=&event=100%20m. Retrieved 2012-08-05.
- "IPC Historical Results Database". Paralympic.org. http://www.paralympic.org/ipc_results/results.php?eclass=F42-46&sport=athletics&competition=1996PG&gender=f&discipline=&event=Long%20Jump. Retrieved 2012-08-05.
- "Aimee Mullins named Chef de Mission for 2012 Paralympic Games". .teamusa.org. 2011-04-28. http://www2.teamusa.org/US-Paralympics/Features/2011/April/28/Aimee-Mullins-named-Chef-de-Mission-for-2012-Paralympic-Games.aspx. Retrieved 2012-08-05.
- Zoo Magazine (17 September 2012). "Sexiest Paralympians". Zoo Magazine (Haymarket, New South Wakes, Australia: EMAP Australia) (142): 64–67. ISSN 1833-3222.
- TED2009. "Aimee Mullins: It's not fair having 12 pairs of legs | Video on". Ted.com. http://www.ted.com/index.php/talks/aimee_mullins_prosthetic_aesthetics.html. Retrieved 2012-08-05.
- "Aimee Mullins - The Colbert Report - 2010-15-04 - Video Clip - Comedy Central". 15 April 2010. http://www.colbertnation.com/the-colbert-report-videos/271372/april-15-2010/aimee-mullins.
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