I was reading this article the other day and I had to share it with you. This story has moved…inspired and reminded me to never give up. Top Nineties model Kiara Kabukuru makes a triumphant comeback after near-fatal car accident destroyed her career 12 years ago.
Nineties model Kiara Kabukuru thought her career was over after a horrific car accident nearly killed her, after reconstructive surgeries and more than a decade of recovery, she is plotting her return.
The 37-year-old former Victoria’s Secret model was riding her bicycle around New York City on Memorial Day weekend in 2000 when she was hit by an 18-wheel truck, which left her face mutilated.
But thanks to some encouragement from her close friend, Gisele Bundchen, the Uganda-born beauty is ready to make her comeback; featuring in the first issue of Carine Roitfeld’s new magazine, CR Fashion Book, and now the March 2013 issue of W magazine.
Now, Ms Kabukuru is back, and apparently up for a major cosmetics contract.
‘In my life, there have been all these reversals of fortune,’ she said. ‘I think I was proving to myself my strength and my ability to survive. And now I am ready.’
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