Woman mauled by chimp says happy with new face

GREENWICH, Conn. (AP) - October 28, 2011

Charla Nash says in an interview with Channel 5/Peacock Productions that for the first time people tell her she looks beautiful. She says she looks OK and doesn't worry about scaring anyone. The interview aired Thursday night.

The 58-year-old Nash says she's disappointed a hand transplant was unsuccessful, according to excerpts on Sky News' website. She says she hopes it will succeed someday.

Nash was attacked in 2009 by a neighbor's 200-pound pet chimpanzee that went berserk after his owner asked Nash to help lure him back into her Stamford house. The animal, named Travis, ripped off Nash's nose, lips, eyelids and hands before being fatally shot by police.

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