A Colombian beauty pageant contestant was the victim of a vicious attack by a stranger who threw acid in her face, causing serious injuries, reports EFE.
María Fernanda Nuñez, who was competing to represent her home town Cucuta in the Miss Colombia beauty competition, was attacked near her house on Thursday evening by a man on a motorbike.
The 22-year-old was returning home with her parents when the assault occurred.
Patricia Fernandez, an organizer of the beauty contest, said that the young woman suffered “serious injuries” to her face.
“A man showed no mercy to her and attacked with acid in the face,” Fernandez told press.
The beauty contest, scheduled for Friday, has been suspended.