COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KRDO) -- Isabella Telles of Colorado Springs is hoping to be the next INKED Mag cover girl, but she also hopes she can use the cover spot to bring awareness to a rare disease.
The nationally known INKED Mag is letting the public vote on its next cover star; the winner will also win a cash prize of $25,000. Currently, Telles ranks 5th in the top 15.
After suffering from an accident, Telles developed a rare disease called CRPS. CRPS, also known as chronic regional pain syndrome, is a disease that causes chronic arm or leg pain that usually develops after an injury, surgery, stroke, or heart attack.
When she was diagnosed, she was told she would be bed-bound from 2016-2020. She also almost lost her leg in 2019, but she was able to fight through it and avoided that outcome.
Telles says if she wins, she hopes to bring awareness to the rare disease. She also looks to use the money to pay for her treatments, and donate some of the money for research and finding a cure.
For more on how you can vote: You can vote here.