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Miss Italy 2007 and acid attack survivor opens up for the first time

Written by FDM

Following a brutal acid attack, former Miss Italy decided to expose her face for the first time.

The 28-year-old woman was allegedly assaulted by her former boyfriend who emptied a bottle of acid on her face following their breakup — causing the former Miss Italia finalist and aquarium worker to spend two months « imprisoned » in a hospital room to treat the horrific injury.

Gessica Notaro posted the first selfie on her Instagram six days ago.

« While the acid ate away at my face I was on my knees praying. I prayed to God: take away my beauty but at least leave me with my sight, » Gessica said on the Maurizio Costanzo show after revealing her now completely burnt face to the audience. « I have to spend all my money on medication – every half hour I need eye drops and I have to moisturize my skin constantly. I cannot do my job because I can’t go in the water. »The young woman spent two months in the hospital, she still undergoes rehabilitation sessions to find some facial expressions. Gessica Notaro spends almost 700 euros per month on pain relief treatments and medications.

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The former Miss courageously denounces this kind of attack, but has no intentions of revenge. Although her ex, who denies the allegations, is awaiting trial, she doesn’t hold a grudge against him and only hopes for him to realize the impact of his actions.

« The only thing I would really like is for him to see me and see what he has done, » she added.