Elizabeth and Jacqui

 

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When Elizabeth saw Jacqui Saburido's story, she says she felt embarrassed about her own "pity party." Jacqui was hit by a drunk driver, killing two of her friends and setting her car on fire. After 40 operations, Jacqui was alive, but horribly disfigured.

"I'd go out with my friends all the time and I'd come home crying because I wasn't as pretty as they were," Elizabeth says. "But my story had nothing on Jacqui's. She lived through so much more and she seemed to have such a positive outlook... A lot more positive than I was at the time."

Oprah says Jacqui also profoundly moved her. "I write a lot about beauty, inner beauty and so forth," she says. "It's really easy to talk about inner beauty when you're not disfigured. But Jacqui was the first person I'd ever met who looked like that who really had it. Her view of herself was as strong as anybody I've ever seen on a runway."
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