Lauren Scruggs Sees Her Face For The First Time Since Her Accident

Fri, December 9, 2011 9:20pm EST by 6 Comments
Lauren Scruggs Accident

Lauren’s devastated parents spoke out in a press conference Dec. 8 and discussed her remarkable progress. Their biggest fear was how Lauren would react when she looked in the mirror for the first time.

Just days after 23-year-old model Lauren Scruggs‘ face and hand were slashed when she walked into the propeller of a two-seat prop plane Dec. 3, Lauren’s parents held a press conference to discuss their daughter’s incredible progress. Jeff and Cheryl Scruggs feared Lauren would lose her life — but on Dec. 8, they revealed that Lauren looked into the mirror for the first time since her horrific accident — and her reaction surprised them.

“She looked at herself for the first time today in the mirror, that was big,” Jeff announced. “She said, ‘Well, it’s not that bad.’ That was really encouraging.”

Lauren is fighting to recover, and she’s making good progress.

“She’s able to raise both eyebrows,” Jeff said. “That doesn’t sound like a big deal, but they were worried about the nerve on one side — and she’s able to do that. … She’s got her spunk back, her personality. She’s smiling.”

Cheryl added, “She shouldn’t be alive today. God saved her from it, and that’s just a really big deal. She really shouldn’t be alive. We feel blessed. We’re lucky to have her.”

Lauren took her first steps since the accident on Dec. 7.

— Lindsey DiMattina

More Lauren Scruggs News:

  1. Lauren’s Parents Are Taking Legal Action
  2. Paramedics Didn’t Expect Lauren To Live
  3. Lauren Is Walking & Talking

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Edna

Posted at 2:07 AM on December 20, 2011  

Probably because it’s an improvement from what she looked like before the accident.

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Jan

Posted at 3:20 PM on December 18, 2011  

nie rozumiem, corka strasznie poraniona, a matka jej wyraznie zadowolona i wesola – co jest z tymi amerykanami ?

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Nathiest

Posted at 11:43 PM on December 9, 2011  

She seems like the most amazing person. The World is lucky to still have her.

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Super

Posted at 3:28 PM on December 9, 2011  

:)

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Linda

Posted at 2:27 PM on December 9, 2011  

Rachel belongs in school, Marcus knows he is in over his head, Chris is weird, Melanie needs to get a grip on her speeches and Josh is great. He is humble and thankful everytime he progresses. Why can’t we let a nice guy win. Don’t we have enough Lady GaGa’s?

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AIDA BAEZ

Posted at 9:53 AM on December 10, 2011  

Rachel is a star why don’t you just stop hating yes she’s very young but admit it people she has a natural gift let her enjoy what god has blessed her with Rachel if you read this you were my favorite from the beginning. God bless you doll.

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