First Dates beauty queen in tears recalling horrific acid attack

First Dates got seriously emotional tonight as the Valentine’s Day special saw one singleton open up about the awful acid attack she fell victim to.

Beauty queen Sophie bravely talked to her date Bailey about how she had acid thrown over her face on a night out, which sparked ‘the most horrific year’ of her life.

‘A year ago I was caught in the crossfire of an acid attack in a nightclub in London,’ Sophie began. ‘I was out dancing and I got it on my face and my body. It was like a pain I probably couldn’t describe.

‘It was the most horrific year of my life. I spent 10 months going to the hospital every single week.’

Speaking to the cameras, she continued: ‘All I could hear was people screaming, “Oh my God, what’s on her face?” and I hadn’t seen it myself but I could tell they were talking about me. As much as I was hoping that it wasn’t and they were talking about someone else, it was me.’

Sophie then broke down into tears as she added: ‘For most girls, your worst fear would be to have acid thrown in your face. Seeing that for the first time in the mirror was the hardest thing I’ve had to go through.’


Thankfully though, doctors managed to treat Sophie’s burns and without make-up on, she only has white marks.

‘I’m really lucky,’ she said.

Turning the horrific ordeal into a positive, Sophie then explained how she went on to compete for the Miss England title for charity.

‘The whole reason I did it was because of what happened to me,’ she said.

Sophie and Bailey ended up hitting it off and before the credits rolled, it was revealed that they were planning a third date to continue their romance.

First Dates continues on Thursday at 10pm on Channel 4.

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