Paola Antonini

Paola Antonini is a Brazilian fitness model with an incredible story. She lost her leg in a car accident, after a drunk driver hit Paola while she loaded her luggage in the car.

The injuries were so severe that doctors had to amputate Paola’s leg and replace it with a prosthesis.

However, despite the tragedy, Paola never let it stop her from pursuing her passions in life.

She’s continued to live every day to its fullest, inspiring people from all over the world with her positive spirit and attitude. This is her story:


Paola Antonini taking a selfie in the gym looking fit and lean

Athlete Statistics

Full Name: Paola Antonini
WeightBustHipsWaist
115 - 125lbs (52.2 - 56.7kg)32''33''23''
AgeDate of BirthNationality
25May 19, 1994Brazilian
ProfessionEra
Fitness Model2010
Weight115 - 125lbs (52.2 - 56.7kg)
Bust32''
Hips33''
Waist23''
Age25
Date of BirthMay 19, 1994
NationalityBrazilian
ProfessionFitness Model
Era2010


Paola Antonini wearing a black bikini, looking fit and lean

Accomplishments

  • Successful Fitness Model
  • Internet Star

Paola Antonini posing on the beach looking fit

Biography

Early Modeling Days

Paola Antonini was born in May 1994, in Brazil. Thanks to her awesome figure and personality, Paola entered the modeling world at an early age.

Alongside her modeling career, Paola also grew her online presence. She posted pictures of her fit body on social media, attracting numerous followers along the way.


Paola Antonini standing on a beach in a white bikini, looking fit and lean


Car Accident

In 2014, Paola and her partner were preparing to travel for New Year’s celebration.

As they were putting luggage into their car, a drunk driver crashed into Paola. Her leg was instantly crushed.

Paola was rushed to the nearest hospital where doctors attempted to save her leg. Despite their best attempts, doctors had to amputate Paola’s leg below the knee.

After this, Paola had to go through a long and challenging recovery – both mentally and physically. She went to weekly physiotherapy sessions where she learned to walk again.


Paola Antonini sitting by the pool in a bikini


Amputation

Just as Paola was learning to walk again, she was hit with more grim news.

After going for a check-up, the doctor said to Paola that she had to amputate her leg again, this time above her knee.

As a result, Paola went through yet another round of exhausting physiotherapy. And it was during this process that she had a leg prosthesis implanted.


Paola Antonini 10-year transformation before-after


Recovery

Needless to say, the whole process starting with the accident and lasting all the way through the recovery severely affected Paola – both mentally and physically. “I’d never felt such intense pain in my life,” she said.

However, while the tragedy cost Paola her leg, she didn’t let it destroy her life. Instead, she continued to pursue her dreams in the modeling and fitness industry.


Paola Antonini walking down the modeling runway


Inspiring Others With Her Story

Despite the terrible events that happened to her, Paola didn’t hide it from the world.

In fact, she used social media to share her courage and positive attitude with people who followed her.

A few days after the car accident, Paola posted a photo of herself in a hospital. In the picture caption, she wrote: “Always have hope in God. I wanted to thank you a lot for the prayers and all the affection. I don’t see any of this as a tragedy, but rather as a new chance at life. Thank you so much for keeping me alive, and in the end that’s what really matters.” – Paola Antonini

Paola’s positivity continues to inspire everyone who knows her, be it online or in person.


Paola Antonini running outdoors with one prosthetic leg looking happy and fit

Training

Having a leg prosthesis doesn’t stop Paola from doing any exercise. In fact, she enjoys doing all sorts of activities; including weightlifting, running, and swimming.


Paola Antonini posing for the fitness photo, looking lean and healthy

Nutrition

Paola Antonini eats a diet rich in lean proteins, steady-releasing carbs, and good fats. This includes poultry, legumes, nuts, avocados, berries, and vegetables.

For the most part, Paola prepares her own meals. But when she travels, she’ll opt for a healthy menu option at a restaurant instead.


Paola Antonini lying on a beach, smiling for the camera

Idols and Influences

Paola Antonini is a huge influence for everyone who’s gone through a difficult time in their life.

Reading Paola story helps people put things into perspective, and appreciate everything they have in their lives.


Paola Antonini posing by an exotic tree looking fit and lean

What we can learn from Paola Antonini

If nothing else, Paola Antonini has shown us to never give up, no matter how challenging life might get at times. Paola had her leg amputated after a serious car accident. However, she rebounded stronger than ever to become an inspiration for millions of people.

One key takeaway from Paola’s story is to accept what you can’t control and do your best to improve things that you can. With this kind of mindset, you too can push past anything that stands between you and your happiness.

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One comment

  1. Nora Avery

    September 5, 2019 at 12:14 pm

    Iam Nora Avery , I had a short left leg and long right leg . I want to be model of my goal plus exercise .. Paola is very beautiful no matter . U are fighting as alive and dream of model . No hide nothing … I am reading her story to make me feel heart …. 🤟💗

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