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    Skateboarding Influencer And Dog Attack Survivor

    Ryan Young for BuzzFeed News Brooklinn Khoury at Venice Beach Skate Park in October 2021 The day before filming her first television commercial, influencer Brooklinn Khoury felt “super insecure” about taking a selfie with a zit on her upper lip, so she cropped it out. Fifteen minutes later, Khoury’s entire upper lip and parts of her nose were torn off her face in a dog attack. What does an Instagram influencer do when a key moneymaker — their face — is dramatically changed in a way that doesn’t correlate with traditional beauty standards? For Khoury, it meant reevaluating her personal brand and relationship to social media, which in turn brought…