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Ashley Young: How I was born without a right arm and became a model

Point of View is an ITV News series where we invite people to share their life experiences and what they've learned from them.

Imagine a model agency not for the tallest or thinnest human beings but for those who were born with a missing limb, or have had an amputation because of an accident or illness.

Then imagine a photoshoot which draws you in and makes you appreciate that everyone should be encouraged to feel confident about how they look.

Ashley Young was born without a right arm but, with the help of Zebedee Models, was able to pursue her dream.

I think there is a good chunk of people trying to change the industry. For me my biggest goal is to be a role model for kids who want to take the same path as me.

When I was growing up I felt very alone and I felt like there's nothing really in my reach I could do because I didn't see anyone like me doing it.

My advice for anyone who wants to follow in my footsteps is just to do it. It's a leap of faith sometimes you have to go in blind - you have to look past all he nos that have been given to you. But just keep going and just continue to push what you want to do because honestly in your heart if you have something your mind is set on doing there's nothing you can't do.

– Ashley Young

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