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Dana Vulin has suffered three years of agonizing pain and emotional trauma — yet she still can't escape the woman who caused the horrific scars she has to live with for the rest of her life.
After Natalie Dimitrovska was charged with lighting Vulin on fire, resulting in third degree burns over more than 60 percent of her body, the defendant is appealing her 17-year jail sentence, claiming her victim exaggerated her injuries.
Dimitrovska after being arrested. (Photo Credit: Channel 7)
"I’ve been given a life sentence and she’s complaining about 17 years," Vulin told Western Australia's Channel 7. (Last October, the beauty removed the compression mask she had been wearing for the last two years and saw her face for the first time.)
Vulin before the attack and after. (Photo Credit: Channel 7)
Dimitrovska is believed to have thrown a bottle of methylated spirits on Vulin because she thought her estranged husband was involved with the blonde beauty. Jealous of the then 25-year-old, she allegedly vowed to ruin her "pretty little face."
(Photo Credit: Channel 7)
Vulin is hopeful that her attacker's appeal will be denied. "I’m a modern day Frankenstein…I’ve still got so much to work on. I can’t really bend my elbows or raise my arms," she shares.
Vulin three years after being set on fire. (Photo Credit: Channel 7)
But ultimately, the now 29-year-old — who underwent two years of reconstructive surgery — is trying to remain positive. "Yes I don’t look like anyone else, but I’m damn proud about how far I’ve come and I’m as unique inside as I am outside," she tells Channel 7.