Teen Whose Right Leg Is TWICE the Size Of Her Left Poses In A Bikini to Inspire Body Confidence
Isa-Bella Leclair, 19, was born with a genetic condition called Parkes Weber Syndrome, which caused her right leg to swell.
The college student's leg grew to around 40lbs (18kg) - leaving her unable to play most sports or wear tight-fitting jeans.
However, Isa-Bella is now out to challenge modern beauty standards by showing her confidence in her body.
Last month she won a title in a beauty pageant in her hometown of Campbellton, New Brunswick, Canada, which she hopes will raise further awareness about her condition.
Isa-Bella said: 'My condition doesn't define me and there's no way I would let it stop me from wearing a cute swimsuit or a cute dress.
'For me confidence is the most important part because when people see someone confident in their body - even with a disability - they don't have pity but instead admiration.'
When she was younger, Isa-Bella would explain to children that she was 'born this way'.
Isa-Bella is undergoing lymph node massages and wears a compression bandage (pictured) in a bid to reduce the swelling in her leg.
Isa-bella's condition also causes excess blood due to a greater number of capillaries and arteries - meaning Isa-Bella's heart works harder than an average person's.
Isa-Bella said: 'Seeing children with disabilities and seeing them living life, I said to myself, "why would I limit myself to not being as happy as them?" 'I just stick to living life simply, and not overcomplicating things.'
Physical therapist Manon Tardif helps Isa-Bella to apply bandages to her leg. She is also undergoing a three-week course of lymph draining massages.
According to Isa-Bella, the bandages 'help push the lymph fluid back into my body'.