Photo: The Australian Women’s Weekly
Every step of her journey, Turia Pitt has wowed – none more so than in this stunning Women’s Weekly cover photo.
The courageous burns survivor will grace the magazine’s July cover, three years after suffering burns to 64% of her body when she was caught in a bushfire during an ultra-marathon.
Despite doctors giving just a slim chance of recovery, the 29 year old has since defied all odds.
Most recently, Turia has walked the Great Wall of China, swam 20 kilometers for a race and ridden a bike from Sydney to Uluru to raise funds for charity.
Australian Women’s Weekly editor-in-chief Helen McCabe says there was never a doubt Turia would be a cover girl.
“For eighty years the Women’s Weekly has been celebrating inspirational Australian women,” she said.
“When Turia was photographed as part of our Women of the Future judging panel among a group of similarly impressive Australian women, it was clear from the moment she sat in front of the camera that the July cover had to belong to her.
“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.”
Of the inspirational cover, Turia says it was a massive honour.
“I feel very humbled. For me, it sends the message that confidence equals beauty,” she said.
“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.”
Well done to a true beauty.