Best known as the victim of a 2008 facial acid attack carried out by a man named Stefan Sylvestre and orchestrated by an abusive romantic partner named Daniel Lynch, this model survived her ordeal and became the host of a disability-themed English Channel 4 series titled Katie: My Beautiful Friends.
After training as a cosmetologist, she started work as a model and was a 2006 runner-up for the Miss Winchester beauty pageant title.
She was the subject of a 2009 television documentary movie titled Katie: My Beautiful Face. She became a contestant on Strictly Come Dancing in 2018.
She was born to parents Diane and David Piper. Her romantic relationship with a carpenter named James resulted in a daughter, Belle Elizabeth in 2014.
Her documentary series, which originally aired in the United Kingdom, was eventually picked up by Oprah Winfrey's American television network.