After a dog bit a model, her career as a model is now in jeopardy. She now hopes that plastic surgeons will restore her smile.
Brooklinn Khoury, 22, was just starting her career when her cousin’s pit bull attacked her, ripping off her upper lift.
“He was hanging off of my mouth,”Khoury stated.
The young model is seen in a graphic photograph taken after the accident.
“You could see the fear in my eye, like ‘Oh my god, that’s what I look like. How do you fix this? How do you fix this?’ I didn’t realize he had taken off my whole lip,”Khoury stated.
She thought it was a minor bite at first, but quickly realized the truth.
Khoury had several surgeries to repair her lips and has been documenting the experience on social media. Doctors took skin and nerves from her arm and transplanted them into a new functioning lip.
Khoury insists that she loves dogs despite all the hardships. She is still awaiting several more surgeries, but she is eager to have her smile back.
“I learned to love myself within this last year, no matter how I look,”Khoury stated.