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Posted by Phoenix Woman on February 25, 2009

Auckland, New Zealand woman Nadya Vessey lost both her legs below the knee when she was a child. Yet, thanks to a functional prosthetic tail developed by the local film-industry visual-effects company Weta, she can now fulfill her dream of being a mermaid:

Weta costumer Lee Williams, who worked on the suit between film projects with seven other staff, told Close Up she “wanted [Nadya] to be beautiful and sexy”.

After seeing Ms Vessey test the tail in Kilbirnie pool then frolic in the harbour, Ms Williams was stoked. “It was absolutely amazing. It’s beautiful to watch Nadya swim and to see that dream come true and to be a part of that. I feel quite blessed.”

One door closes, another opens.


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