As the face of Equinox's Commit to Something campaign last year and the subject of a photography exhibition last fall in New York City called EXPLANT, Samantha Paige is exemplifying what it means to embody beauty boldly. Both prominently featured her decision to "go flat," after removing implants she got after her preventive double mastectomy.
Paige has become an agent of change in her own life and now lives to inspire others to do the same. Her project, The Last Cut, is an homage to the decisions—big and small but almost always difficult—that lead to a more fulfilled life. The wild ride that brought her to where she is today is so tumultuous, it's almost unbelievable.