” Do not be born beautiful , but be born happy” – says popular wisdom. The heroines of our collection, everything happened with the exact opposite. All of them were real beauties , until someone decided to “ take” this beauty from them. One “ got” from former lovers , others became victims of envious people , but the result was the same: their lives were divided into “before” and “after” acid.
Despite all the pain and terror , through which had to go to these girls , they are not desperate and broke. By their example, they tell the world: beauty is not only external data , but also a state of mind.
Italian model and the finalist of the contest ” Miss Italy 2007″ Jessica Notaro poured acid lover. After a short novel she decided to break up with a young man , but she could not think , that it will be capable of such cruelty. As a result of the tragedy, Jessica received severe chemical burns of her face , body and eyes. Today, she spends about 800 euros a month ( about 40 000) on medicines , which help her cope with the pain. Plastic surgery she can be done only in a year , when the body gets a little stronger. Recently, Jessica came on a television show , where she first took off her face with a handkerchief , and he appealed to the “unfortunate” the former: “I want , what you saw , what you did to me. This is not love”.
In 2012, the Australian Dana Wulin became the victim of an overly jealous wife of one of her friends. Suspecting Dan in the “attempt” on her beloved spouse , the jealous woman poured over the girl with ethyl alcohol and set it on fire. As a result, Dana received third-degree burns on her face and body , and spent a long time in a coma. Australian underwent many operations and two years passed in a special mask – according to the girl , her burnt face was so ugly , that she was afraid to walk past a mirror. In addition , at all times of the Dane was wearing some sort of suit , concealed , in turn , the deformity of the body. And so , after a long and difficult work on oneself , a girl , finally , removed the mask and showed the world a new self: even with the scars , but again beautiful.
In 2008, 35-year-old Danny Lynch doused his girlfriend, famous model Katie Piper, with sulfuric acid. As a result, the girl received third-degree burns , lost the eyelid , half of the left ear and most of the nose. Severe injuries were caused to the eyes , mouth , tongue , esophagus , hands , hands , neck and décolleté. Even doctors , which in that ill-fated day brought Cathy , were horrified – according to them , they never encountered such terrible injuries. Over the next three years, Kathy underwent more than 80 operations on internal organs , only after them was the girl able to eat and drink normally. Plastic surgeons also did the impossible – they reconstructed the face of the model with the help of synthetic skin. Today, Katie looks very good , and the former lover is serving a life sentence in one of the British prisons.
The terrible story happened with our compatriot Eleonora Kondratyuk. The winner of the ” Beauty of Sochi” and “Miss Charm” contests fell victim to a rejected fan back in 1999. The girl was returning home , when she was attacked from behind and doused with concentrated sulfuric acid. The acid burned the eyes , the airways , the skin on the face , neck and shoulders. In the hardest condition, the girl was taken to the regional burn center , where doctors literally pulled Eleanor from the dead. Despite more than 300 operations performed , the girl did not manage to return to normal life. Eleanor leads a reclusive life , and if she leaves the house , That hides the face veil. The former model – a frequent visitor in the burn centers: she spends much time with people , trapped in a similar situation.
Indian Laxmi Saa was the victim of the attack of the rejected bridegroom: the offended lover doused the lady of the heart with acid. At that time, the girl was only 15 years , and , despite the fact that her appearance was hopelessly flawed , Laxmi is not desperate , he began to fight for their rights, and even made a career in modeling. This year, Laxmi has become the face of the Indian clothing brand Viva N Diva. The advertising campaign of the brand is called the Courage of Face , and its main promise is , that beauty – is not only data , but also a state of mind. The very same heroine to this day is actively seeking to limit the sale of acid and tougher penalties for such crimes.
Reshma Kuresha is another Indian woman who suffered from acid: when she was 18 years old , she became a victim of her own brother. Reshma suffered severe burns to the face and body , lost an eye , but did not give up and did not give up. Today she leads microblog , which lays out the video , proving , that the victims do not become disabled , and can achieve a lot. And last fall, during New York Fashion Week, Reshma took part in the show of the collection of Indian designer Archana Kochhar and became a real star on the catwalk. In an interview with reporters admitted model , that came to the podium with one goal – to draw attention to the availability of acid in India. Reshma has noticed , that in Asian countries, this is a global concern , and she struggled to change the attitude to the victims of such attacks in the society.
Photo Credited: Asghar Khamseh / Sony World Photography Awards 2016
Shirin Mohammad was only 18 , when the rejected groom doused her with the acid. The girl lost her right eye and ear , her mouth was badly damaged , deep burns all over her body. To date, Shirin has undergone several plastic surgeries , but the difficult rehabilitation process has not yet been completed.