Within seconds of watching Amy Purdy in Toyota’s Super Bowl ad, we were brought to tears. The Paralympic snowboarder’s invincibility in this commercial will be one to look out for on Super Bowl Sunday — click to see for yourself!
Paralympic snowboarder and DWTS contestant, Amy Purdy, 35, is unstoppable. Despite her disability, Amy is a professional snowboarder, reality TV star, and a model — all of which is captured during Muhammad Ali‘s “How Great I Am Speech” in this touching Super Bowl commercial.
Amy Purdy Celebrated In Toyota’s Super Bowl Commercial
A whole new gold standard has been set for Super Bowl Sunday with this 2015 Toyota Camry ad starring the formidable and beautiful, Amy Purdy.
“Amy Purdy triumphs to the iconic words of Muhammad Ali. To save her life, her dad had to make some life changing decisions. She then went on to win a medal in Sochi and dance in front of millions. Nothing can stop Amy Purdy. #OneBoldChoice,” Toyota eloquently explains below the epic commercial.
For those of you that don’t know, Amy almost died from a form of bacterial meningitis at 19, only surviving by having both of her legs amputated below the knee, losing her spleen and then even having a kidney transplant.
We love how this spot shows how beautiful Amy Purdy is — both inside and out!
Moments From This Week’s Most Inspiring Women — Amy Purdy
As we previously reported, the muse in the “How Great I Am” ad has experienced huge wins and losses.
First, the fearless Amy learned how to snowboard with leg prosthetics and competed in the 2014 Sochi Paralympics.
When she is not on the slopes, the model/actress is showing off her stage presence as exemplified by her stint on Season 8 of Dancing with the Stars. During the season, Amy was paired with the winning choreographer, Derek Hough, 29.
In addition to being the first double amputee contestant on the ABC series, she also came in second place! Above all, Amy showed that any individual with disability is limitless.
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— Jordyn Shaffer