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This Is Probably The Best Women's Magazine Cover Ever

Burns survivor Turia Pitt is the amazing covergirl for the July issue of popular magazine The Australian Women's Weekly.

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Instead of featuring the usual movie or TV star on the cover, the new issue of the AWW, on sale this Thursday, puts the spotlight on burns survivor Turia Pitt.

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Turia, a mining engineer currently studying a masters degree, suffered burns to 65% of her body when she was trapped in a bushfire during a 100km ultra-marathon in Western Australia in September 2011. Doctors gave her little chance of surviving, but she defied their expectations. She is now a motivational speaker and published author. In the last six months, she has also biked from Sydney to Uluru, swum a 20km race in Lake Argyle in WA, and walked the Great Wall of China, all activities which raised funds for Interplast, a charity that provides free reconstructive surgery to people in developing countries.

The AWW has said they chose Turia, pictured below with her partner Michael Hoskin, for the cover, "because she is quite simply one of the most impressive women you will ever hope to meet".

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"When Turia was photographed as part of our Women of the Future judging panel among a group of similarly impressive Australian women [including Jennifer Hawkins, Lisa Wilkinson and Rachel Griffiths], it was clear from the moment she sat in front of the camera that the July cover had to belong to her," says editor-in-chief Helen McCabe. "Any attempt to describe the magic and beauty of Turia seems to get lost in platitudes or clichés. Yet I have never met a more remarkable person."

Although not yet on sale, the cover is already garnering widespread praise on social media.

@brycecorbett @WomensWeeklyMag @TuriaPitt Inspired cover model choice. Will be surprised if this doesn't win industry awards.

Benjamin Law@mrbenjaminlaw

@brycecorbett @WomensWeeklyMag @TuriaPitt Inspired cover model choice. Will be surprised if this doesn't win industry awards.

10:18 PM - 24 Jun 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

I will be buying my first copy of @WomensWeeklyMag Bravo for putting @TuriaPitt on the cover.

Rebecca Morse@RebeccaMorse10

I will be buying my first copy of @WomensWeeklyMag Bravo for putting @TuriaPitt on the cover.

9:34 PM - 24 Jun 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

@WomensWeeklyMag @TuriaPitt I'm buying that when it hits the shelves. Can't wait to see how well Turia is living. #storyofsubstance

Sue Bee@SuezeQ1

@WomensWeeklyMag @TuriaPitt I'm buying that when it hits the shelves. Can't wait to see how well Turia is living. #storyofsubstance 💗

10:04 PM - 24 Jun 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

@WomensWeeklyMag @TuriaPitt @helenmccabe wow, love the cover, this story and what it speaks of at so many levels, truly joyfully impressed.

Catia Malaquias@CatiaMalaquias

@WomensWeeklyMag @TuriaPitt @helenmccabe wow, love the cover, this story and what it speaks of at so many levels, truly joyfully impressed.

9:57 PM - 24 Jun 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

What STUNNING cover shoot for the Australian Women's Weekly @helenmccabe - Bravo! Beautiful, as always @TuriaPitt xx http://t.co/TuIbXZ5j9S”

Lauren Rose Burke@LaurenRoseBurke

What STUNNING cover shoot for the Australian Women's Weekly @helenmccabe - Bravo! Beautiful, as always @TuriaPitt xx http://t.co/TuIbXZ5j9S”

10:07 PM - 24 Jun 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Excellent choice for the cover of the Australian Women’s Weekly.

Jeremy Travers@JeremyTravers

Excellent choice for the cover of the Australian Women’s Weekly.

11:06 AM - 25 Jun 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Well done @helenmccabe & @brycecorbett for showcasing @TuriaPitt on @WomensWeeklyMag's front cover! She's such an incredible woman #inspired

Gianna Dalla-Vecchia@promenadewithme

Well done @helenmccabe & @brycecorbett for showcasing @TuriaPitt on @WomensWeeklyMag's front cover! She's such an incredible woman #inspired

7:08 AM - 25 Jun 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Really proud to see @TuriaPitt grace the cover of @WomensWeeklyMag July issue - she encapsulates the very definition of bravery and courage.

Aleczander Gamboa@aleczZzander

Really proud to see @TuriaPitt grace the cover of @WomensWeeklyMag July issue - she encapsulates the very definition of bravery and courage.

12:25 PM - 25 Jun 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Great work @WomensWeeklyMag for featuring Interplast ambassador @TuriaPitt on the July front cover. Turia is an amazing & inspiring woman.

Interplast@interplastanz

Great work @WomensWeeklyMag for featuring Interplast ambassador @TuriaPitt on the July front cover. Turia is an amazing & inspiring woman.

1:19 PM - 25 Jun 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Cover of the year: “@WomensWeeklyMag: The inspiring @TuriaPitt joins exclusive ranks of Women's Weekly cover stars ”

Jenna Clarke@jennamclarke

Cover of the year: “@WomensWeeklyMag: The inspiring @TuriaPitt joins exclusive ranks of Women's Weekly cover stars ”

10:19 PM - 24 Jun 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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