Katie Piper shares candid Christmas selfies to show progress since horror acid attack in 2008
KATIE Piper shared a series of candid Christmas selfies highlighting the incredible progress she has made since being scarred in an acid attack.
The strictly star, 35, said she was “grateful for life” after sharing her inspirational transformation on Twitter.
Christmas 2019…Katie Piper reveals her amazing transformation, nine years after her devastating acid attackTwitter
She posted four snaps from 2008 until Christmas Day 2018.
In the first picture, captioned “nine years ago”, Katie wears a plastic mask over her fresh wounds with an air-tube leading to her nose.
This is followed by a pic from 2010, her scars still raw and healing.
Under the pictures brave Katie wrote: “Time flys, mindset changes, new challenges arise but always grateful for life.”
Christmas 2009… Months after she was attacked with sulphuric acid, Katie, then 24, poses in a hospital maskTwitter
Christmas 2010…Katie shows she is healing but still bears the scars of the sickening attackTwitter
Mum of two Katie, also poses with new baby Penelope Diane in a touching pic from 2017.
The classy black and white photo shows Katie cradling her little girl in bed, and her face has healed to an almost unrecognisable degree.
Finally, she posted a picture from this year.
Katie looks radiant in a grey lounge suit, clutching a bottle of wine, with her new dark hair and immaculate make up.
Then an aspiring model was just 24 when her ex-boyfriend Daniel Lynch arranged for his friend Stefan Sylvestre to attack her with sulphuric acid – leaving her with major burns and blindness in one eye.
She had 250 ops including pioneering face surgery following her attack, which left her suicidal.
Twitter Christmas 2017… Katie shows off a touching black and white snap of her and her new baby[/caption]
1st pic Christmas tonight!2nd pic Christmas Last year3rd pic Christmas 7 years ago4th pic Christmas 9 years agoTime flys, mindset changes, new challenges arise but always grateful for life pic.twitter.com/11soEnxClp
— Katie Piper (@KatiePiper_) December 25, 2018
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But her recovery journey pics left her fans with nothing but praise.
One wrote: “You are honestly so Amazing and Beautiful inside and out.
“Keep on being YOU because your Strength & Resilience helps me and so many others with our goals.
Another said: “You’ve come so far and raised such amazing awareness for other people who have gone through similar life changing attacks.
“I take my hat off to you, lovely lady.”
Steroid-using martial arts fanatic Lynch was jailed for life after being found guilty of the 2008 crimes.
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Lynch got a minimum 16 years in 2009 and judges threw out an appeal against his rape conviction the following year.
But there was anguish for Strictly Come Dancing star Katie, 35, last month when Sylvestre, 30, was freed.
Broken Katie previously revealed she didn’t want to have kids after her brutal acid attack because she feared she “couldn’t protect them” from the world.
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