Joanna Paliospirou enjoys a new normality, now also as a symbol of strength and optimism that inspires many more women to overcome difficulties, even their own personal tragedies that might be simple in comparison to the vitriol victim.
She recently shared another scene from her daily life: She was left in the hands of the makeup artist and the result shows the power of makeup, which can transform even a woman with severe burn, like the ones she still has.
She even invested in a bold smokey eye shadow, preferring, however, nude shades for the rest of the look, which lower the tones. As Joanna wrote in the caption that accompanied the relevant photos:
“As long as I was left in his magical hands, I felt a little anxious. But Dimitris looked really ecstatic!!! He explained to me that he is very happy that I “allowed” him to paint me (!!!) and that now his dream and longing is to deal with people who have problems with their appearance, like me… like people with cancer. And he wants to help them understand that they have the choice not to be ashamed and that they can have a beautiful life.
“Well that was it… I LOVED him
“@dimitrisdimitroulis I’m so grateful to have met you.. you’re AWESOME.”
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37-year-old Efi Kakarantzoula was sentenced to 15 years in prison in October 2021 for the attempted murder of Joanna Paliospirou with acid in the Athens suburb of Kallithea in May 2020.
At the time, prosecutor Charalambos Mastrantonakis said the attacker executed her criminal plan “in a calculated manner. She had vile motives, murderous egoism and moral pettiness.”
He stressed that the type of acid that Kakarantzoula used and the way she executed her crime “leaves no doubt about her murderous intent.”
“The defendant did not want to ruin the face of Joanna [the victim], she ruined her life,” Mastrantonakis continued.
“When she threw the acid in her face, she accepted that it could be inhaled, swallowed, find its way to her trachea, and kill her,” he said, adding: “it was revenge that accepted the risk of death.”
Kakarantzoula claimed during the trial that she had no intent of killing Paliospirou.
She explained that stalked Paliospirou after suspecting her of dating a man with whom she had embarked on a sexual relationship in 2018.
She admitted to going to significant lengths to procure vitriol to the survivor’s place of work in an office building, saying she paid a man she met outside a shop in downtown Athens to get it for her.