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.

This July, Pitt covers Australia’s Women’s Weekly magazine. The motivational speaker, published author and mining engineer is certainly changing the face of beauty.

“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.”

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