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Magazine lauded for inspirational cover model Published: June 25, 2014

Normally, women's magazines feature actresses, singers, and models on their covers. But the Australian magazine The Australian Women's Weekly (AWW) is winning praise all over Twitter for featuring Turia Pitt, a model-turned-engineer who was burned over 65 percent of her body when a bush fire broke out while she was competing in an ultramarathon, on the cover of its current issue, according to Yahoo Shine.

Now an author and charity fundraiser, Pitt calls herself "the luckiest girl in the world."

Helen McCabe, editor in chief of AWW, says that initially the magazine asked Pitt to be one of the remarkable Australian women on its Women of the Future panel, which selects up-and-coming women to be featured in the publication. However, she quickly realized that Pitt shouldn't be choosing who should be on the cover – she should be on it herself, Yahoo Shine reports.

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