Acid Attack Survivor, Naomi Oni, Has Started Dating Again


Acid attack victim Naomi Oni

The victim of a vicious acid attack which left her facially scarred for life has revealed she has started dating again – and that she is ready to find love. Naomi Oni first hit the headlines in 2012, when acid was thrown over her face, head and body by her former friend Mary Konye as she walked home from work. The devastating attack, which happened as she made her way through Dagenham, burned off the now 22-year-old’s eyelids, eyebrows and some of her hair. More of the story and her pictures after the break

While her recent relationship didn’t work out, Naomi Oni explains that she and the man in question are still friends and that the relationship really boosted her confidence. Speaking to Closer magazine about her date, Naomi said: ‘He said I was gorgeous and completely took me by surprise – he approached me in the street and said he’d read about my story and thought I was so inspirational that he wanted to take me out. Things didn’t work out with the guy I was seeing and we’re just friends, but it’s boosted my self-esteem.

Looking for love: Naomi Oni, who was the victim of an acid attack two years ago, is putting her ordeal behind her and is ready to find love. She opened up in an interview with Closer magazine and had a makeover

Despite her ordeal, Naomi is set on pursuing a career within the fashion and beauty industry and is enjoying single life. She added: ‘The guy I was seeing looked past my scars to the person I am inside. It made me realise the attack doesn’t have to ruin my life.’

Scarred for life: Naomi Oni, at the time aged 21, was walking home on December 30, 2012, when acid was thrown in her face by Mary Konye, also 21

Positive outlook: Naomi said that the man she was seeing looked past her scars to the person she is inside, making her realise the attack doesn't have to ruin her life