Born Viktorija Moskaļova in Daugavpils, Latvia, in 1987, Viktoria spent a lot of her childhood in hospitals because of a doctor’s negligence during her birth. When she was 12, her family moved to the UK in hope of better treatment, but in 2007, Viktoria decided to go for a below-the-knee amputation to help improve her mobility and health.
Modesta became a model at the age of 15 for subculture magazines like ‘Bizarre’ and ‘Skin Two’. James Stroud’s nude portrait of Viktoria was featured in the National Portrait Gallery.
Instead of letting circumstances get to her, Viktoria has gone on to become a successful model and musician, changing the way people view disability.
Watch Viktoria in her music video for ‘Prototype’: