Who is Annika Hutsler? Marine vet chugs beer from prosthetic leg at Lakers game, Internet says 'fan of the year'
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: A Marine veteran, named Annika Hutsler, stole the spotlight on Monday night, November 28, at the Crypto.com Arena during the Los Angeles Lakers vs Indiana Pacers game after she got named the "fan of the game." She filled her prosthetic leg with beer and chugged it on video. And her chugging earned her a $100 gift card, reports Fox News.
However, the video soon grabbed the attention of the people as one of them wrote, "Awesome, a fellow Marine doing Marine stuff. RA!" Another praised by saying, "Should be fan of the year!" One more wrote, "I just watched a woman chug a beer out of a prosthetic leg on the lakers arena fancam. What a champ."
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A woman just took off her prosthetic leg and drank a beer out of it at the Lakers game. Needless to say, she was named the fan of the game pic.twitter.com/rFskWi6sXb— Greg Beacham (@gregbeacham) November 29, 2022
She won fan of the game for drinking beer out of her prosthetic leg 😯👏— NBACentral (@TheNBACentral) November 30, 2022
Awesome, a fellow Marine doing Marine stuff. RA!— Oliver Angel (Ollie) (@olliesangelsxxx) November 30, 2022
Should be fan of the year!— Harry B. (@w1siest) November 29, 2022
I just watched a woman chug a beer out of a prosthetic leg on the lakers arena fancam. What a champ— stephen a. smizzed 🇵🇭 (@CHADRIC__) November 29, 2022
Who is Annika Hutsler?
According to TMZ, Hutsler, who is based in California, got enlisted in the Marine Corps in 2017. On February 1, 2018, she was diagnosed with an intramuscular arteriovenous vascular tumor and then, got her leg amputated in 2019 after several attempts to have a tumor removed from her foot. Now, she does acting and modeling, and in addition to this, she has also started competing in wheelchair races. Not just that, the USMC veteran is also Miss November 2023 in the 17th annual Pin-Ups for Vets calendar. The award-winning nonprofit, founded in 2006 by California resident Gina Elise, "raises funding to support hospitalized and deployed troops and produces World War II-inspired calendars featuring veterans as models," states Fox News. Commenting on it, she told, as quoted by NY Post, "If you look back at the history of what pinups were, it’s women feeling like they were part of the war effort. It’s coming back around now because everybody on the calendar is a veteran. And this is our way to pay tribute to those women who participated in the war effort before us. Not only are these calendars good for morale, but Gina is demonstrating the importance of giving back to those who are trying to find their way in the civilian world now.”
Prior to this, In a conversation with Fox News in October 2019, she said, "I model, so I’ve seen what I look like on camera. But with the hair, makeup and dresses, I looked like someone from that era. … I just remembered walking in [on set] and seeing all the dresses ready. The music from that era was playing. It was just a really fun experience to get dolled up in that way."
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