'Soul Surfer' premiere: Lil' Bethany Hamilton is all grown up

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Remember 13-year-old Bethany Hamilton, the cute little blond girl who in 2003 was on all the morning news programs sharing the harrowing tale of how she lost an arm in shark attack? Well, she’s all grown up now. Last night, the professional surfer was on the red carpet with (from left) Carrie Underwood, AnnaSophia Robb, Helen Hunt, and Lorraine Nicholson for the premiere of Soul Surfer, the movie about her amazing return to the top of her sport. And frankly, the always-beautiful Ms. Carrie has nothing on the statuesque athlete, now 21, who did all the surfing stunt work in the movie and helped teach Robb, who plays her, how to surf. Inspirational, tough, and beautiful — quite a package, and one I wouldn’t mind seeing walk more red carpets in the future.

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  • emily

    Bethany is gorgeous! And I love AnnaSophia’s dress.

  • Mr. Stik em up

    sweet fancy moses, she is cute, but cover that thing up. sorry. horrible thing to say

    • gink

      I agree–it was a horrible thing to say. Jerk.

  • ericalina

    everyone in this photo looks amazing! that’s the best and most natural i’ve seen helen hunt look in years!

  • Chelsea

    So Carrie Underwood is an actress now?

    • Andy

      She has a small part in the film.

  • ST

    She looks absolutely beautiful! I’m really looking forward to seeing this movie too!

  • rickymac10

    She should be cast in the new Saw movie.

    • kauiboy

      And you should star in a snuff film.

      • JCK

        I second kauiboy.

  • Nri

    You go girl!

  • Jess79

    Looking forward to this movie! What an amazing and tough woman!

  • Nerwen Aldarion

    Wow she looks STUNNING! Love the dress!

  • Liz

    Everyone in the picture look gorgeous. This is such an inspiring story and I can’t wait for the film. Bethany is such a pretty and strong person.

  • Lorraine

    Lovely cast. Inspiring story.

    I can hardly wait to see this picture. What an amazing story of perseverance and courage.

  • Pete

    Anyone who says anything negative about her should be SHOT !!!! The girl has more spirit than anyone that talks negative about this !! You go surfer Girl !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Teresa

    Saw the movie last night and it was AMAZING!!! Definitely well worth the money spent. This movie will end up in my collection of DVDs. Love it!

  • angel girl

    im going to see the movie today i know it will be amazing and sad

  • Pete

    Saw movie Fri. Loved it !!!!!!!You Go Girl. Sure wish I could beleive again!!!!!

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