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Mama Cax
American–Haitian model and disabled rights activist

Mama Cax

Mama Cax
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Intro American–Haitian model and disabled rights activist
Was Model
From United States of America Haiti
Field Fashion
Gender female
Birth 20 November 1989, New York City, USA
Death 16 December 2019, London, UK (aged 30 years)
Star sign Scorpio
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Cacsmy Brutus (20 November 1989 – 16 December 2019), known as Mama Cax, was an American-Haitian model and disabled rights activist. With her prosthetic right leg, Cax was a proudly unconventional figure in modern fashion modeling.

Early life

Cacsmy Brutus was born in Brooklyn, New York City, on November 20, 1989. She grew up in Haiti, and at age 14, she was diagnosed with osteosarcoma and lung cancer—doctors gave her three weeks to live. Two years later, she received a hip replacement which failed, leading to the amputation of her right leg. She later said that it took several years to regain her confidence and that she hid her prosthetic leg for several years.

She earned a bachelor's and master's degrees in International Relations.

At age 18, Cax learned to play wheelchair basketball.


On September 15, 2016, Cax was invited to the White House to participate in a fashion show put on by Barack and Michelle Obama. At that time, she was working in the office of the Mayor of New York City while finishing her studies.

In 2017, Cax appeared in her first commercial advertisement, and soon signed with the modeling agency JAG Models in New York. Among her appearances, she walked the runway in shows for Chromat and Rihanna's Fenty Beauty. Her later commercial work included ad campaigns for Tommy Hilfiger and Sephora.

She walked at New York Fashion Week in 2018, parading in a swimsuit designed by Becca McCharen, who seeks to change the "standards of beauty". That year, she made the cover of Teen Vogue with Jillian Mercado and Chelsea Werner.

In 2019, Cax became the face of Olay brand for their sunscreen marketing campaign. In October 2019, Cax announced she would be participating in the New York Marathon in a wheelchair.


While in England in December 2019, Cax was admitted to Royal London Hospital, suffering from severe abdominal pains and blood clots in the lung; she died in the hospital on December 16, 2019.

The contents of this page are sourced from Wikipedia article on 09 Apr 2020. The contents are available under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license.
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