After suffering a brutal sulphuric acid attack in 2008, Katie Piper has worked to rebuild her life. Best-selling international author, motivational speaker, television presenter and charity campaigner, Katie is a true inspiration and mark of the human spirit. Pioneering to change the way we see burn victims, Katie's heart-rendering story tells the world how she refuses to be a victim and hopes to create good from her brutal attack.
Katie Piper is a beautiful young woman rebuilding her life after surviving a brutal sulphuric acid attack in 2008. After two years of anonymity, Katie spoke about her attack in a moving Channel 4 documentary ‘My Beautiful Face’ the programme told her story of survival and recovery. An inspirational woman, Katie has gone on to support countless other burn victims.
In her early twenties, Katie embarked on a career in modelling and TV presenting, which entailed a hectic social life and a glowing career in the public eye. The acid thrown over Katie by her ex-boyfriend destroyed all the skin on her face, neck and hands, and left her blind in one eye.
The Channel 4 programme, received an overwhelming amount of support, it was watched by 3.5 million viewers, it received a Broadcast Award in 2011 and was nominated for best Single Documentary at the BAFTA Television Awards in 2010. Katie went on to front a four part series for Channel 4 ‘Katie: My Beautiful Friends’ and was also seen in ‘Katie: The Science of Seeing’ in which she underwent stem cell treatment in her left eye and remarkably regained her sight. Katie has worked extensively with Channel 4 also appearing on their series ‘Bodyshockers’.
Her autobiography ‘Beautiful’ has been extremely popular and sold millions of copies in the UK, it has also been published in Asia, America, Australia and around Europe, reaching number 1 on the Bestsellers Top 10 for Non-fiction Hardback. Her second book, a self-help book titled ‘Things Get Better’ was published in May 2012, and she continues to publish great titles which aim to help with positive thinking and changing mental attitudes.
Katie set up The Katie Piper Foundation, which has Simon Cowell as a patron. It aims to improve rehabilitation facilities for burns survivors while providing a network of support and information on burns, scars and treatment, both medical and non-medical.
Strong, both mentally and physically, determined and passionate, Katie can both share her inspirational story and motivate others with her moving path to recovery.