It was a perfect and awesome night for this beauty —at least she thought it was. Until she had an encounter with a stranger that changed her life forever.

A beauty pageant contestant, named Emma Clark, together with her family were on their way home on Sunday night. They came from North East Calendar Girls finals in Newcastle city center where Clark participated earlier that night.

Just as when they thought it was a perfect evening, a stranger approached them, verbally abused the beauty pageant contestant and attacked her in front of her family. The horrifying assault to the beauty pageant contestant reportedly happened at Simonside Metro Station in South Tyneside.

Clark suffered dreadful injuries after the mystery man attacked her. The beauty pageant contestant told the news outlet, Newcastle Chronicles, that she couldn’t sneeze without the pain coursing through the back of her eyes, the Sun reported.

Clark, who previously suffered from mental health issues, revealed that the beauty pageant had tremendously helped improve her confidence. After that horrifying incident, she was back to zero. Other than feeling ugly and awful, the beauty pageant contestant felt devastated.

The 27-year-old beauty sustained injuries to her nose that requires operation. According to the spokesperson of Northumbria Police, the station received a report at around 11:55 pm of Sunday night describing the assault which happened in Collin Drive, South Shields.

They arrested a 55-year-old man, whose name was not disclosed, on suspicion of assault but was later on released. Although, the investigation and inquiries are on-going, Mirror reported.

Clark reportedly went to the hospital to see what can be done to her injuries. Unfortunately, she learned that the break was bad. Although they [hospital personnel] confirmed that they could operate, they wouldn’t be able to do anything for the next five days.

The beauty pageant contestant reportedly took a couple of codeine just to ease the severe pain but she said she was still in agony. Aside from the physical one may go through following an assault, it also has effects on someone’s mental aspect.

One may feel guilt or shame over being assaulted. The victim may also feel mix emotions of fear, confusion, anger or being numb. Worst case scenario, the victim may develop Post Traumatic Stress Disorder or PTSD, depression and/or anxiety; hence, it is very important to seek help as soon as possible to prevent these long-term effects, according to

To all the women out there, should you feel like or experience any kind of violence, you can call the OWH HELPLINE at 1-800-994-9662 or visit the Office on Women’s Health’s website.