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Dancing With The Stars’ Jess Quinn lands an international modelling contract

Congrats, Jess!

By Caitlin Watkins

Dancing With The Stars contestant Jess Quinn was just nine years old when she was diagnosed with cancer. She underwent groundbreaking surgery to remove her leg and save her life. Now, the 25-year-old Kiwi beauty has recently been signed to Natural Models in Los Angeles.

"It's really exciting. Modelling was never something I planned to do but to be able to be a part of a conversation of diversity in an industry that is known for having certain beauty ideals is something I'm really excited about," she told the Weekend Herald.

The agency focuses on letting models be "happy and healthy" and is owned by a former plus sized model, Katie Wilcox.

Jess's prosthetic leg removed.
Jess's prosthetic leg removed.
Jess Quinn.
Jess Quinn.

Quinn is also a social media influencer, with 168k followers on Instagram.

Quinn says she plans to stay active on social media, but would also like to focus on motivational speaking.

"I just want to keep telling my story and sharing the things I'm passionate about in as many ways as I can. I'm going to continue doing social media and modelling but I would like to have a huge focus on speaking."

Quinn will begin her new modelling career once the show is finished.

She and her dance partner Jonny Williams are one of the favourites to take out the title.