Known as one of the most memorable contestants in America's Next Top Model history, Lisa D’Amato, originally featured on Cycle 5 and the controversial winner of All Stars Cycle 17, never shied away from taking risks -- even when it put her own life in danger.
 
Recently, the model-turned-singer-turned-actress underwent major surgery on her face after getting injured in a freak accident. Lisa posted brutal-looking photos (which you can take a look at below) after her surgery, and on January 22, 2013, she explained via Facebook exactly what happened:

“After wrapping my part in a movie called Cowboys and Indians in Colorado, The sound girl & I did a duo- stunt/gymnastics move. She accidentally lost her balance and dropped me at speed while she was holding me upside down on my head. Then she fell on top of me. It was a freak accident that happened in 3 seconds. I'm lucky to have my teeth and not break my neck. I then got rushed to the hospital, got X-rays, then got rushed to an on-call plastic surgeon. I split my nose in 3 places, smashed all the cart-ledge in the tip of my nose, and broke the bridge. I also collected ton of other lacerations on my forehead, lips, chin and above the lip area. Now it's day 4 and I'm healing like a champ.”

You can’t keep a sassy girl down! She’s pretty active on Twitter @lisadamato, so follow her there — and wish her a speedy recovery!

Sources: @lisadamato, Facebook,