The 21-year-old woman who had acid thrown in her face, was lost for words after receiving cosmetic surgery to restore her eyebrows. Naomi Oni was on her way home in Dagenham last December, when Mary Konye, who attended the same secondary school as Naomi, chucked acid all over her body. She suffered burns to her skin, scalp and was temporarily blinded. Naomi received semi-permanent make-up treatment, performed at the Debra Robson LDN clinic on Harley Street, giving her the confidence boost she needed after the dreadful attack ten months ago that turned the bubbly, girly girl, who worked at Victoria’s Secret, into a woman who was too scared to return to her house.
She is currently on leave from her job while she recovers and plans to pursue her dream of becoming a make-up artist. Naomi will receive similar treatment to Katie Piper, the TV presenter who also had acid thrown in her face. Speaking about the treatment she said:
My doctors have been brilliant but it will take years of laser surgery to repair my face. There is only so much you can do at any one time. I did get a bit emotional when I saw them. It’s the first time I have seen myself with eyebrows for almost a year.
Naomi was honoured with a prize at the Inspiration for Women Awards for her bravery last night.