Lisa D'Amato of Los Angeles, California, one of the thirteen contestants of cycle five of the UPN television reality series "America's Next Top Model" hosted by Supermodel Tyra Banks, poses on the red carpet at the show's finale in Hollywood December 7, 2005. The winner, Nicole Linkletter, a 20-year-old student, won a $100,000 contract to model for the CoverGirl cosmetics company, the opportunity to be managed by Ford Models and appeared on the cover of ELLEgirl magazine in February 2006. (Photo : REUTERS/Fred Prouser)
America's Next Top Model winner Lisa D'Amato seriously injured her face when she fell while doing a handstand in a Colorado hotel.
D'Amato suffered "multiple facial injuries," according to Yahoo! TV, "including a broken nose and lacerations in her forehead, chin, and lips"
She told People she was doing a handstand, and slipped and landed on her face. "It was just a freak accident," she said. "It wasn't like we were doing back flips off the balcony."
D'Amato was rushed to hospital and was treated by plastic surgeons, who say should she should recover in about a month, according to Yahoo! TV. Soon after the accident, D'Amato posted graphic photos of her swollen face on Twitter, but was determined to look on the bright side of her accident.
"I didn't have the best nose in the world to begin with. It gave me character," she posted on Facebook. "Now I have a nice little nose job. I get a super cute nose."
"Nobody NOSE the trouble I've seen," she added on Twitter.
D'Amato first appeared as a contestant on America's Next Top Model in Cycle 5, and then returned to win Cycle 17 (the All Stars edition). D'Amato, who has modeled since the age of 12, enjoyed considerable success after winning Cycle 17 in 2011. She has modeled for Elle Girl magazine among many others, appeared in two Old Navy commercials, and last April she appeared in a six-page spread in Vogue Italia.