From tattoos to piercings and big boobs, Katie Piper meets people planning major body modifications, and people who've already had them and regret it. Can they persuade the newbies to think again?

Bodyshockers - Netflix

Type: Documentary

Languages: English

Status: To Be Determined

Runtime: 65 minutes

Premier: 2014-01-30

Bodyshockers - Katie Piper - Netflix

Kate Elizabeth Piper (born 12 October 1983) is an English philanthropist, television presenter and former model from Andover, Hampshire. Piper had hoped to have a full-time career in the media, but in March 2008 sulphuric acid was thrown in her face. The attack, which blinded Piper in one eye, was arranged by Piper's ex-boyfriend Danny Lynch and carried out by an accomplice Stefan Sylvestre; both men were arrested and are serving life sentences in prison with the possibility of parole. The attack took place in north London and Piper was treated in Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, where the surgeons removed all the skin from her face before rebuilding it with a skin substitute and then a skin graft. The procedure was the first of its kind to be completed in a single operation. Katie also underwent Ex-vivo limbal stem cell allograft transplantation (EVSCALT) at the Centre for Sight to restore her vision. In 2009, Piper chose to give up her anonymity in order to increase awareness about burn victims. The Channel 4 documentary Katie: My Beautiful Face was first aired on 29 October 2009 as part of the Cutting Edge series; it has subsequently been repeated on several occasions, made available for online on-demand access and sold internationally. More recently, Piper has appeared in follow-up series for Channel 4, released a best-selling autobiography, and had a regular column in weekly magazines. She also presents the Channel 4 television series Bodyshockers about members of the public about to undergo body-altering procedures and those who regret procedures they have had. However, she primarily works for her charitable organisation the Katie Piper Foundation. In October 2013, she announced that she was pregnant. Piper gave birth to her first child, in March, 2014. In December 2014, she announced her engagement to her partner Richard James Sutton. They married on 6 November 2015. In June 2017, Piper announced she was pregnant with her second child. On 13 December 2017, she gave birth to the couple's second daughter. In 2018, Piper became a brand ambassador for Swarovski, alongside Celebrity Chef Nadiya Hussain, and CoppaFeel founder Kris Hallenga.

Bodyshockers - Career prior to attack - Netflix

Piper subsequently began a career in modelling; she took part in various fashion, glamour and promotional photoshoots during her career, including modelling for national newspapers. Piper also entered competitive beauty pageants and contests; she was the 2nd runner-up in the Miss Winchester 2006 beauty pageant, and took part in Maxim magazine's Little Black Book contest in 2006. Piper also began work as a promotional model – appearing and carrying out publicity duties at live events, such as working as a ring-card girl at martial arts fixtures. It was through her work as a ring-girl that Piper became known within the MMA (mixed martial arts) community. Piper also conducted a career as a digital television presenter, working principally on web-TV shows and features, and on small digital television channels, primarily in the shopping and live-chat fields. As her career began to develop, Piper moved away from her family home in Hampshire, and began to live with friends in a flat in the Golders Green area of North London.

Bodyshockers - References - Netflix