Warning: The photo below is graphic.
Lisa D'Amato is not ready for her close-up – but she’s confident that she will be soon!
The 32-year-old model, who was the winner of the all-star edition of “America’s Next Top Model,” is recovering from multiple facial injuries, including a broken nose and lacerations in her forehead, chin, and lips. The wounds were the result of a tumble she took in a Colorado hotel after wrapping the indie flick “Cowboys and Indians.”
"We were just kind of monkeying around," she told People magazine, explaining that she was doing a handstand against a crew member when she fell. The other person then landed on top of her, injuring her further. "It was a totally freak accident,” she added. “It wasn't like we were doing back flips off the balcony."
D'Amato hasn’t exactly been hiding away since the accident, for which she was treated by a plastic surgeon and expects to be healed in a month. Instead, she’s been sharing photos of her recovery process with her Twitter followers… and there’s no sugarcoating going on. The photos are very graphic – consider this your warning – prompting her to post further updates apologizing for scaring her fans and assuring them that she will be “good as new” in no time.
Despite the situation and its impact on her livelihood, the reality TV star has maintained a great attitude and is even cracking jokes. For the first photo she tweeted of her bruised swollen face after being worked on by a plastic surgeon, she wrote, “Who wants to hang out?” And bad nose jokes? She’s full of them. “Nobody NOSE the trouble I’ve seen,” she tweeted.
As for sharing the photos publicly, she noted, “My life is an open book. I guess I'm a bit of a tomboy – not vanity obsessed so I'm not too concerned about showing the ugly part of life.”
What refreshing words from someone in her profession. We hope her road to recovery is a quick one.