Alton Towers Amputee Gets Catwalk Role
The Debrief: Vicky Balch, 20, lost her leg after the horrific rollercoaster crash…
A student who tragically lost her leg after the summer’s Alton Towers rollercoaster crash is to now star on the catwalk.
Vicky Balch, 20, who’s previously said that infection and pain in her leg after the accident was so severe that the amputation felt ‘like a burden had been taken away’, has been invited by Models of Diversity to be part of their fashion show.
A spokesman told The Sun: ‘We’ve followed her story from day one and we asked her to take part.
‘It’s not a modelling contract but we’re so proud to have her. She’s stunning and can be a positive role model.’
Vicky tweeted her delight, saying: ‘Thank you. I can’t wait for the fashion show! Exciting!’
Meanwhile, the three medics who scaled the rollercoaster to treat the people trapped when a ride full of people hit an empty cart on the Smiler ride, have been given Pride of Britain awards. They ignored health and safety rules, working with limited knowledge of ropes to climb the rollercoaster, before removing their safety helmets so they could better treat the wounded.
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