Just two months ago, Fior Mendez lived in an orphanage in the Dominican Republic, keeping close watch over her surrogate brothers and sisters. Despite her hardships, she always told friends that one day she would be a runway model, just like the young women on television whom they admired.
Now, she’s made that dream a reality, having walked the runway on Friday night at Lincoln Center for New York Fashion Week.
Speaking to TODAY.com with a translator’s help, Mendez choked up with tears when she described the astonishing changes her life has undergone in just a few short weeks.
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