Katie Piper is a best-selling international author, inspirational speaker, TV presenter and charity campaigner. She is also a young woman who has rebuilt her life after surviving a brutal attack in March 2008 at the age of 24, in which she was raped and had sulphuric acid thrown in her face. Just over a year after the attack, Katie made the decision to share her story in a remarkable film for the Cutting Edge strand on Channel 4 called 'Katie: My Beautiful Face' which was watched by over 3.5million viewers and nominated for Best Single Documentary at the BAFTA Television Awards in 2010.
In 2009 she set up a charity The Katie Piper Foundation to help people with burns and scars to reconnect with their lives and their communities. Simon Cowell supported Katie by becoming the patron and remains actively involved to date. The charity's vision is a world where scars do not limit a person's function, social inclusion or sense of well-being.
In addition to her charity commitments, Katie also presents a number of TV shows which are shown on C4 in the UK and in a number of countries around the world. Her new show called ‘My Beauty Secret’ will be shown in February and was filmed at the beauty hall in Harvey Nichols. In her previous series ‘Never Seen A Doctor’ she helped people overcome their fears around medical procedures and guided them on their journey back to good health. Her other credits include three series of ‘Body Shockers’ where she met people planning major body modifications and introduced them to someone who had already had the modification done and regretted it. She also presented ‘Katie’s Extraordinary Births’ which was shown in 2015.
Last year Katie joined the iconic Ideal Home Show as their fashion and beauty ambassador for both the Spring and the Christmas shows. She hosted one of the most high profile catwalk shows using diverse models called 'Confidence: The Secret'.
Katie has also written five books, two autobiographies ‘Beautiful’ and ‘Beautiful Ever After’, an affirmations book called ‘Start Your Day With Katie’ , a self help booked called ‘Things Get Better’ and her most recent book, published in December 2016, ‘Confidence: The Secret’. This quickly became a #1 Bestseller on Amazon.
Katie has been described as an inspirational role model, and her bravery and determination have been recognised by being nominated and receiving a number of awards. Most recently she received a special recognition award at The Pride of Britain Awards in London. In 2014 Katie welcomed a beautiful baby girl and has thrown herself into motherhood enjoying every second.