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‘Top Model’ Lisa D’Amato Recovering From Facial Injuries Following ‘Freak Accident’

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Lisa D'Amato (Getty Images)

Warning: The photo below is graphic.

Lisa D'Amato is not ready for her close-up – but she’s confident that she will be soon!

The 32-year-old model, who was the winner of the all-star edition of “America’s Next Top Model,” is recovering from multiple facial injuries, including a broken nose and lacerations in her forehead, chin, and lips. The wounds were the result of a tumble she took in a Colorado hotel after wrapping the indie flick “Cowboys and Indians.”

"We were just kind of monkeying around," she told People magazine, explaining that she was doing a handstand against a crew member when she fell. The other person then landed on top of her, injuring her further. "It was a totally freak accident,” she added. “It wasn't like we were doing back flips off the balcony."

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D'Amato hasn’t exactly been hiding away since the accident, for which she was treated by a plastic surgeon and expects to be healed in a month. Instead, she’s been sharing photos of her recovery process with her Twitter followers… and there’s no sugarcoating going on. The photos are very graphic – consider this your warning – prompting her to post further updates apologizing for scaring her fans and assuring them that she will be “good as new” in no time.

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One of the photos D'Amato posted following the accident. (Twitter)

Despite the situation and its impact on her livelihood, the reality TV star has maintained a great attitude and is even cracking jokes. For the first photo she tweeted of her bruised swollen face after being worked on by a plastic surgeon, she wrote, “Who wants to hang out?” And bad nose jokes? She’s full of them. “Nobody NOSE the trouble I’ve seen,” she tweeted.

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As for sharing the photos publicly, she noted, “My life is an open book. I guess I'm a bit of a tomboy – not vanity obsessed so I'm not too concerned about showing the ugly part of life.”

What refreshing words from someone in her profession. We hope her road to recovery is a quick one.

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