Indian acid attack survivor redefines beauty at NY Fashion Week

By Reuters/Elly Park   September 8, 2016 | 11:37 pm PT
Acid attack survivor Reshma Quereshi takes on the catwalk of FTL Moda during New York Fashion Week hoping to inspire other survivors.

Nineteen-year-old Reshma Quereshi is getting ready to make her debut at New York Fashion Week.

The city's glamorous fashion circuit is a far cry from her native Allahabad, India where two years ago she was attacked with sulfuric acid by her brother-in-law and two men.

After suffering severe facial burns and losing an eye, she even contemplated suicide, but Quereshi persevered and is now ready to leave her mark.

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