Australian model Robyn Lawley refuses to undergo laser surgery to erase the “Harry Potter scar” she received after falling down a staircase.
The curvy beauty, who has fronted campaigns for plus-size brands such as Lane Bryant and Marina Rinaldi, as well as appearing in photoshoots for Ralph Lauren and the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, was hospitalised earlier this year (18) after suffering a seizure related to her battle with autoimmune disease lupus.
Robyn lost consciousness during the health scare, causing her to tumble down the stairs at her home, and she woke up hours later in a hospital bed, with multiple facial scars.
She only went public with the news of the accident in mid-August (18), two months after the terrifying fall, and although she was grateful her injuries weren’t more serious, she has now confessed she was having mixed feelings about the permanent marks on her face.
Robyn has since learned laser surgery would fix the “lightning bolt” forehead scar, but it’s so similar to the one fictional boy wizard Harry Potter has, she is now more than happy to keep it.
She also admits the magical likeness is quite the coincidence, considering the nickname her loved ones had previously given her.
“I can’t get rid of it ’cause it’s a lightning bolt…,” she told breakfast show Today. “I’m too much of a fan to get rid of it and it’s too much of a weird spot to have it happen. My nickname before the fall was actually ‘Wizard’ already, so I had to keep it!”
Discussing the thought of cosmetic surgery, she explained, “I have no desire, I feel like scars say a story and tell who we are. I’ve always embraced my stretch marks and marks on my stomach and hips and body, and I felt like, ‘Why should I have to get rid of them? Who’s it gonna appease?’ and I actually like it. How often do you get a Harry Potter scar?”
Robyn also revealed she found it ironic that the “fluke accident” happened on the same day she and her partner Everest Schmidt were due to enjoy a night off from parenting their three-year-old daughter Ripley.
“It was actually the day that me and my partner (sic) had planned a date, ironically,” she said. “That’s new parents for you!”
The model’s seizure was just the second she’s ever experienced since she was diagnosed with lupus three years ago, but it’s prompted her to overhaul her diet in a bid to combat the side-effects of the illness.
“I’m adopting a much more plant-based diet and any anti-inflammatory (foods) because I do believe that food can heal a lot more than people think,” she continued. “So as much food as I can eat, as much vegetables I can eat, I will be eating!”
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