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    (From L) Paralympic athlete Giusy Versace, Italian singer-songwriter and television presenter, Jo Squillo, and former Miss Italy contestant and TV presenter, who was left scarred after her ex-boyfriend allegedly threw acid in her face, Gessica Notaro arrive for the opening ceremony of the 75th Venice Film Festival, and the premiere of the film First Man, presented in competition at the on August 29, 2018 at Venice Lido

    Italian Model Who Suffered Acid Attack Rocks Venice Film Festival Red Carpet

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    Nearly two years ago, former Miss Italy finalist Gessica Notaro was forced to stay in a hospital room for months after her jilted boyfriend threw acid on her face.

    Gessica Notaro, a model and survivor of an acid attack, has made an appearance at the 75th International Venice Film Festival. Wearing an eye patch, Notaro glowed in a long gold sequin dress as she rocked the red carpet. The former model now works at an aquarium where she trains dolphins and sea lions.

    Back in October 2017, her ex-boyfriend, Jorge Edson Tavares, was sentenced to 10 years in prison for attacking her with acid on January 10, 2017. The attack left her badly scarred and almost blind in one eye.

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