Daniella Alvarez is more than just a beauty queen.
The former Miss Colombia, who represented her country in Miss Universe 2012, became a model, a business woman, a TV host, and a UNICEF ambassador after her beauty pageant stint. She owns a boutique, and does modeling for her products herself. Little did she know that she would soon be an even bigger role model, even though she would have to face an unexpected hardship to get there.
She bravely smiled through the pain.
Not long ago, Daniella had to have a surgery to remove a mass in her abdomen. Unfortunately, the mass disturbed the blood flow to her lower leg, which was why her leg had to be amputated. If not, she would’ve experienced intense pain, even when she was resting. At the time that she received this heartbreaking news, she was only 32 years old.
Her powerful words are a message of body positivity.
Although she acknowledges that losing her leg will have an impact on her future, she is optimistic that the best parts of her life are yet to come. She even says, “Feet? Why do I need them if I have wings to fly?” In the world where body image is a big issue, the former Miss Colombia told us her version of how she sees her new body: “I love my body as I did before.”