Australia’s Women’s Weekly has made a change from the typical cover girl that graces their magazine and instead featured burn victim Turia Pitt.
Three years ago, when Turia was competing in an ultra-marathon in Western Australia, she got caught in a bush fire. She suffered 65% burns to her body, lost all her fingers on her right hand, has had over 100 surgeries and spent more than 864 days in hospital – but she has never let it get her down and continues to inspire others.
The 26-year-old, who is now a motivational speaker says that being on the cover of the magazine “is a huge honour”.
“For me, it sends the message that confidence equals beauty. There are a lot of women out there who are so beautiful but don’t have the confidence, and that’s what gets you over the line.”
Wow, what an incredible woman and such an inspiration to anyone who is lacking in beauty confidence.