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Simon Cowell Becomes Patron For Burn Foundation

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Although she was afraid to leave her house just a year ago, Katie Piper stood center stage in London next to patron Simon Cowell for the launch of the Katie Piper Foundation, which will help burn victims overcome their injuries and return to their normal life.

Katie, who was a former model, has undergone more than 40 surgeries after suffering an acid attack orchestrated by her ex-boyfriend.

Cowell said:

"Katie is one of the most inspiring people I have met. She is brave, talented and determined and I think what she is doing with the Katie Piper Foundation is incredible."

Very true!

Piper added:

"I want the clinic to be a place where people can learn to overcome the psychological barriers of living with disfigurement and concentrate on rebuilding their lives.

Beauty used to mean to me being the person with the best figure, the prettiest person walking into a room - that's what I thought beauty was,' she said. 'But I have realised that is was nothing - it was a false and superficial view.

I hope by sharing experiences the Katie Piper Foundation can help other disfigured people to build in confidence, to stand tall and feel beautiful too."

Amazing! She is a true fighter.

[Image via Getty Images.]

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26 comments to “Simon Cowell Becomes Patron For Burn Foundation”



  1. 1

    Bravo Simon and Katie
    Being the mother of a burn survivor I applaud you. If Simon has any extra change laying around the Shriner's Burn Institute in Boston can sure use a donation.
    Keep up the good work!!



  2. 2

    SHE STILL LOOKS LIKE A KOOL CHIC… AS LONG AS YOU DONT USE CLOSE-UP SHOTS!! SHE'S LUCKY FOTOHSOP IS AN EVERYDAY THING. JUST SAYIN.



  3. 3

    what an @##hole how can you throw acid to someone's face



  4. 4

    it's horrible what happened to her but it's a shame it took for her to become disfigured to figure out that beauty is more than what's on the outside. hopefully others can learn to see beauty the way she does now without having to go thru such a horrible and terrifying experience. i do praise her for efforts in starting the foundation.



  5. 5

    What's in it for Simon; Simon only cares about Simon!



  6. 6

    You mean ForMER model (not formal)? Please proofread, Perez Ghost Writer.

    Acid attack? Hope the creep who orchestrated the attack is behind bars.



  7. 7

    I saw her story on a tv show, the acid attack was horrific! They showed the real video of the attack, it was shocking!
    She's still a pretty girl.



  8. 8

    Re: *K.Fo.* – @ 6 - he is, for life. him and some other guy that had something to do with it.



  9. 9

    She is such an inspiration. She still looks fab in the pic, too.



  10. 10

    i just heard about her story a few weeks ago… the photos of her face after the attack were unbelievable… i can't believe someone could do that to another human being. i'm glad she's able to overcome it, and give back to the community. good for her!



  11. 11

    HEY FUCKTARD MARIO, DID YOU ACTUALLY READ WHAT SHE HAD TO SAY
    "Beauty used to mean to me being the person with the best figure, the prettiest person walking into a room - that's what I thought beauty was,' she said. 'But I have realised that is was nothing - it was a false and superficial view."

    YOU ARE A SUPERFICIAL FUCK AND ITS PRETTY SAD BECAUSE YOU ARE SO UGLY ON THE OUTSIDE AND EVEN MORE UGLY ON THE INSIDE YOU FUCKING BULLYING TAUNTING AGEIST SEXIST PIECE OF SHIT!!! YOU ARE PERPETUATING THIS FALSE SENSE OF BEAUTY AND BEING THE MATERIALIST/SHALLOW ASSHOLE YOU ARE, YOU ARE LIVING THE LIE! GO GET YOU LAPBAND TAKEN OUT AND LETS SEE WHAT HAPPENS THEN YOU DUMBASS!



  12. 12

    Re: StevesGirl – MARIO AKA PEREZ WOULD DO IT IF HE COULD GET AWAY WITH IT. HE IS SO JEALOUS OF PRETTY GIRLS HE WOULD THINK NOTHING OF THROWING ACID OR WHATEVER ELSE HE COULD FIND TO DISFIGURE THEM. IN FACT, HE ESSENTIALLY DOES THAT EVERY SINGLE DAY ON THIS WEBSITE WHEN HE PERPETRATES FALSE STEREOTYPES OF WHAT A WOMEN SHOULD LOOK LIKE. HE IS THE ONE THAT PUSHED YOUNG GIRLS INTO EATING DISORDERS, CUTTING AND BAD SELF IMAGE. AND HE IS LOVING EVERY MINUTE OF IT BEING THE WOMEN HATER WE ALL KNOW HE IS.



  13. 13

    Re: April 20th – Thanks April 20th-good to know that they won't be on the outside again after committing such a horrifically violent crime.



  14. 14

    Re: xcalibur – xcalibur there is no need to just say, people like u r the reason y people who have 2 live with scars find it so difficult to feel good about themselves r even go out in public!! Try 2 put urself in some1 elses position, how wud u feel if u were disfigured & ur life was destroyed as a result of someone else's actions. u r an ugly person on the inside & no matter how physically attractive this ugliness will always show thru eventually



  15. 15

    Poor girl, too bad there is nothing that can be done to save your face Mario.



  16. 16

    Re: xcalibur – your a douche bag



  17. 17

    Re: April 20th – um you're an idiot, all young people obsess with looks something I'm sure you never had to worry about being ugly and all



  18. 18

    Re: April 20th – I agree. It would have meant a lot more if she made these statements and hadn't been disfigured herself. She was a-ok with thinking she was prettier than everyone else when she was a beautiful model, but now she wants us all to look past what's on the outside. She has a great message; it just seems a bit self serving to make these statements now.



  19. 19

    Re: AvaLovesAbs – No, YOU'RE the idiot. All young people DON'T obsess with their looks. Maybe you do, but ALL young people don't. And I think attacking a stranger on a website, for no good reason, makes you the ugly one. Just sayin.



  20. 20

    Re: MeganMegan – no you're the idiot I'm not attacking anyone I'm stating my opinion like EVERYONE else on here shut the fuck up loser



  21. 21

    Re: MeganMegan – I'm replying to my own comment because I read up on Katie Piper online and would like to retract my comment. Based on what's written here, she looks a bit self serving. However, she was a shining example of courage and hope in all the other stuff I read and didn't come across as anything other than just a really sweet girl who went through something horrific.



  22. 22

    She IS a former model — to say she WAS a former model is redundant. Like you, asshole.



  23. 23

    Her documentary "Katie: My Beautiful Face" was pretty eye-opening, to say the least - but it's great she's speaking out and doing good things. Love her.



  24. 24

    Xcalibur???

    Why say something negative like that? No Close up shots? why not? I think she is beautiful.
    Lucky for fotoshop?
    Idiot.
    How about lucky to be alive? Slither Away



  25. 25

    She's still really pretty.. She's still very pretty physically but also like sometimes it just radiates from within and that's true with her.



  26. 26

    saw the documentary, shes so brave