This Woman Was Beaten So Badly By Her Boyfriend She Needed A New Nose And Now She's A Beauty Queen
Well done, Lacy Lund, well done.
These are the horrific injuries inflicted on Lacy Lund, 19, of Grimsby, by her then boyfriend, Dean Campbell, 22.
He beat her up at his home after he had been drinking and became abusive at a friend's party.
He broke her nose so severely that the cartilage was hanging off. Doctors told her she would need a whole new nose.
She had to wait a year for an operation, which she said was "a constant reminder" of the attack.
Campbell was only handed a community order and a £250 fine.
After recovering from surgery, Lund found the confidence to start rebuilding her life, and was approached by a model scout during a night out with friends.
"I couldn’t believe it, it was such a confidence boost," she says now. "After that, I went on to enter the Miss Hull beauty pageant. Now, I want to share my story to help other vulnerable women to speak about domestic violence. Just talk to someone before it’s too late.
"I want to continue modelling, but I also aspire to help other women one day with my story. I want them to find the confidence I have. I feel very lucky that I’m able to get up on stage and smile."