CELEBRITY OF THE YEAR AWARD –
Best-selling international author, inspirational speaker, TV presenter and charity campaigner. Philanthropist Katie has rebuilt her life after surviving an attack in March 2008 at the age of 24. Just over year after the attack, Katie made the decision to give up her anonymity and 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 3.5 million viewers and nominated for Best Single Documentary at the BAFTA Television Awards in 2010. In 2009 Katie established the Katie Piper Foundation; the charity’s vision is a world where scars do not limit a person’s function, social inclusion or sense of well-being. Katie has gone on to make a number of TV shows in the UK and internationally, has written 7 number one best-selling books, and her original autobiography has been translated into several languages and sold in a number of countries.