U.S. Marine Corps veteran Annika Hutsler took off her prosthetic leg and chugged a beer out of it at the Lakers-Pacers game on Monday – and the crowd went wild.
The now-viral stunt was captured on the Jumbotron at Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles, where Hutsler was named “Fan of the Game.” She also received a $100 gift card.
“I won the fan of the game for drinking out of my leg,” Hutsler wrote on her Instagram Story, including a photo of an envelope containing the award.
In video footage, which was shared by ESPN Los Angeles, Hutsler can be seen holding her prosthetic leg in the air while resting her leg on a railing. At one point, she pulls a cup of beer out of the prosthetic and chugs it while fans cheered her on.
It was perhaps the only thing Lakers fans had to cheer about, as the team blew a 17-point lead on the way to a loss to the Pacers, 116-115.
Hutsler, who enlisted in the USMC in 2017, had her right leg amputated in April 2019 after multiple procedures due to a tumor in her foot. She medically retired from the USMC in Jan. 2020.
Now, Hutsler works various jobs in modeling, acting, and sports, including coaching and training. The veteran — who goes by the name “Annika The Amputee” on social media — also models for women’s fitness apparel brand, Athleta.
Hutsler won silver medals in the 100-meter and 200-meter wheelchair races at the U.S. Department of Defense Warrior Games.
Last year, TikTok user Shannon Frandreis went viral after she caught a ball with her prosthetic leg at a Chicago White Sox game.