Magazine's Unconventional Cover Star Is Positively Stunning
Courage is beauty, and burn survivor Turia Pitt is one of the most courageous people we know. Three years ago, the 26-year-old Australian was caught in a brushfire while running an ultra-marathon. She underwent 100 surgeries and, though doctors gave her a small chance of survival, she lived. Burns now cover 64 percent of her body.
“Being on the cover of the Australian Women’s Weekly is a huge honor. I feel very humbled,” Pitt told the magazine. “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.”