Despite her disability, Chiara Bordi is in the final of the Miss Italy election, provoking a wave of insults on the Internet.
Beaming and with sparkling eyes, a young woman in a dress walks down the catwalk. She’s only 18 – and this teenager is here to shake up beauty standards. She is young, beautiful and sunny.
However, when she lifted the hem of her dress to reveal a prosthetic leg, the audience froze. What they had before them was a first in such a competition. Despite everything, she finished third on the podium. This sparked amazing comments from netizens. The boss of the competition finally reacted.
Also read: Louise, 5, refused to go to a kids’ club because of her disability
Where everything began
Five years before this famous competition, the only parade Chiara Bordi was entitled to was that of the doctors entering and leaving her hospital room. She lay on her bed staring into space while her loved ones sat next to her.
And for a good reason? A motorcycle accident she had just suffered. Unfortunately, part of his left leg went under a car in his fall. She is hospitalized, but the effects are so great that doctors have no choice but to remove her.
Several weeks pass, but the situation does not improve. During his nine months in hospital, he has to undergo three surgeries before his condition really stabilizes. The recovery was very difficult, especially mentally.
However, she was determined to be reborn. It was impossible for him to stop and bend his knees in the face of this ordeal, strenuous as it was. Granted, she had a part of herself that was gone, but she was no less a woman than anyone else. Chiara had promised herself one thing: “It takes courage, but I will live. Life is always beautiful. »
That’s exactly what she’s been doing for five years. Of course, that was easier said than done. She had to learn to think differently and adapt to her new “me”. The road to this acceptance was long and winding – but also full of adventures and unlikely encounters.
She tried sports that she hadn’t even imagined before. She climbed, got her diving license and even visited several schools to tell her story. Above all, she was the center of attention when she reached the final Miss Italy.
And meanwhile on the internet
Netizens say they are offended. All women who meet the requirements to enter a beauty pageant can try their luck. But for her, his arrival in the final was simply out of pity.
“You disgust me, go home, people vote for you because you’re crippled”we can read on Twitter.
There is a bewildering number of such tweets on the social network. But luckily, the young woman was defended by many fans and the team Miss Italy.
“You guys are really idiots. Your parents probably never brought you up. Things like that shouldn’t happen anymore.”
said Francesco Facchinetti, a DJ who co-hosted the show, addressing netizens who offended Chiara.
The competition’s patron, Patrizia Mirigliani, also responded, saying that she finds it “unacceptable to humiliate a young woman who, with great courage and at enormous sacrifice, is trying to carve out a place in the world despite the drama involved it. »
In the meantime, the person most affected was able to keep calm in the face of this mass of hate on the Internet. Anyway, she just wanted to send a message of strength and rebirth by participating in this pageant. However, she said “I’m sorry I might be missing a foot, but you’re missing a mind and a heart. » What else can you say?