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Katie Piper Is GORGEOUS! Loves Her Face Again After Acid Attack!

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Katie Piper, the British model and tv personality who was attacked with skin-melting acid back in 2008, is learning to love her face again! And who wouldn't love that face??

In 2008, Katie met a man named Daniel Lynch. They dated for a few weeks before Daniel held her prisoner in a hotel room. There he raped and beat poor Katie, stabbing her several times in the arm. Eight hours later they drove back to her apartment. She went to the hospital to treat he wounds but kept the situation secret in fear of Daniel.

After the incident, Daniel left numerous apologies on her voicemail and finally persuaded her to go to an internet cafe to read an email he sent her. When she was approaching the cafe, Daniel's accomplice, Stefan Sylvestre walked up to her and threw the acid all over her face.

The results were terrifying. The doctors had to remove all of the skin. Fortunately, the attack was caught on camera and both men are jailed.

After many, many surgeries and therapy sessions, Katie has found hope three years after the vicious attack that changed her life forever. She's even releasing her diary entries in hopes of inspiring others.

In some passages, she explains :

My hair started to fall out through malnutrition, my periods stopped and I was fitting into children’s clothes. I had to wear a special rigid plastic mask over my entire face 23 out of 24 hours a day to compress my skin and stop the developing scar tissue turning thick and lumpy,. It was hot, sore and uncomfortable, but I put up with it, knowing it might one day give me some sense of normality back.

Permanent make-up tattooed on my eyebrows and lip line made me feel so much more confident about my face, but the real achievement that night [when she was honored at Daily Mail's Inspirational Women Awards] was that I was no longer scared to step out of the door — it felt like I had my life back.

I am a completely different person now, both on the outside and inside. But my journey is still not over, I have more surgery planned; my next operation will be to rebuild the rims of my nostrils and give me a septum, using cartilage from my ears. It will be a long time before I’m finally free of the surgeon’s knife. But I have learned to love my face again, something I once thought impossible.

You are such an inspiration, Katie! You are truly beautiful, inside and out. Sending you all our love!!

[Image via AP Images.]

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25 comments to “Katie Piper Is GORGEOUS! Loves Her Face Again After Acid Attack!”

  1. 1

    I can't believe someone could do that to another person. Thank goodness she was strong enough to get through everything. Hopefully her story will help more women report abuse when it begins, rather than protecting their partner.

  2. 2

    The good thing is I didnt even notice it at first glance, and had to look twice once I read the headline. Her beautiful face drew me in before the bold lettering, and that says a lot! She's so strong

  3. 3

    God bless her!

  4. 4

    kim k needs to look at this and see the vanity she has run into and how its ruining her life more so than the acid ruin this girls life shes so brave..katie ur beautiful

  5. 5

    So happy for her. I remember when this story first came out and she was such a brave and lovely girl and had such a positive attitude after all she had been through. Such an awesome role model for other victims of rape or acid attacks. She looks great.

  6. 6

    I had never heard of this. How disgusting! I hope those guys got life, why would they even go through all the trouble of doing that to her? But she looks great.

  7. 7

    That's a really fantastic story to hear. And she looks amazing. I'm glad those two sick bastards responsible have met justice and are off the streets.

  8. 8

    More this kind of stories and less about such spoiled people like kardashians.

  9. 9

    Now THIS is a role model. What a strong human being. What she went through is absolutely horrible, it's a shame to think of how there's a lot of women out there with similar experiences, because there is a lot of people out there like her attacker. Much luck to her.

  10. 10

    She's beautiful, and I hope other people can look up to her in times of trouble.

  11. 11

    This abusive shit happens to women all around the world. I hope Katie advocates for them as well.

  12. ozmed says – reply to this


    She looks amazing! What a trooper.

  13. 13

    You're about two years behind with this… Katie has been famous and inspirational in the UK for a while now, and rightly so, such an amazingly strong woman.

  14. 14

    What an awful story. If you read these comments Katie, just know, you are really beautiful inside and out! As for you Perez, thank you for actually posting a story that doesn't have a hidden agenda or message from you.

  15. 15

    SO glad you posted this story. she is a TRUE role model and an inspiration to many. Katie, you are beautiful!

  16. 16

    U know I didnt even notice her face had any issues. So I guess thats a great thing! Poor woman. I never heard this story! Horrific! the men that did this to her need to be burned with acid as well! Ruin thier faces or better yet chop off thier peepees.
    It does make you feel like the little things that bother u in life are nothing compared what this woman has been through. Im glad shes getting better and stronger!

  17. 17

    Looks better than some of hollywood gets done on purpose. (Michael Jackson, Joan Rivers to name a few)

  18. 18

    Everybody should go watch the channel 4 documentaries on this incredible woman. When you see what she looked like after the attack youll truly understand how far she's come. Inspirational and powerful girl. And yes, she does look beautiful again!

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  20. 20

    wow, Katie looks stunning. glad to see she's getting her confidence back! (so cliche but) you go girl!

  21. 21

    katie, you're absolutely stunning through and through, just beautiful.

  22. cika says – reply to this


    I watched her story on 20/20 and couldn't believe how brave this girl is. She's come a long way and looks BEAUTIFUL. keep up the good work, Katie. You r doing great!!

  23. 23

    Wow, what a sad story and my heart goes out to her but it's also such an inspiration story. I'm in awe of her strength.

  24. 24

    God that poor woman . How much pain has she gone thru already? She is really a beautiful woman and I hope she gedts thru all of this.

  25. 25

    Katie, YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL! :D :D :D