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MTV Star -- Rockin' the Skullhawk After Brain Surgery

9/8/2010 8:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

The chick you're looking at is MTV reality star Erica "Rikki" Mongeon -- who's finally showing off the results from the extreme brain surgeries that saved her life after a horrific car crash back in March.

Rikki -- who starred on the show "A Double Shot at Love" with her sister Vikki -- experienced some dangerous swelling in her brain due to the injuries she sustained from the crash ... so doctors decided to remove 2 sections of her skull.

According to Vikki, Rikki's skull was reassembled on June 24 -- her last surgery to date -- a couple weeks after we caught the twins out in L.A. ... where Rikki modeled her brain-protecting helmet (see video).

Rikki's head is back in one piece -- but her sis adds, "Rikki still has trouble with fine motor skills in her left hand and some of her facial expressions. She also has frontal lobe syndrome which messes up her memory."

0907_rIKKI_iKKI_SM_LAUNCHStill, Vikki tells us her sister is stayin' positive about everything ... and as you can tell by the pics, she's continued to smile throughout the entire ordeal.


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She looks great with the super short hair! She has a gorgeous face and the long blonde hair just hid it. She should keep it like that. Yay! Glad you are doing well, girl!

1417 days ago


That has to be photoshopped

1417 days ago

Blue Lake    

She's a beauty and a survivor. Viva Ikky!

1417 days ago


Gorgeous girl. She looks great with short hair. I wish her a speedy recovery with her upcoming surgery.

1417 days ago


Rikki ~ so glad that you are doing well! You are an amazing young woman and a warrior too! Wishing you all the best and continued progress in your recovery! Keep the faith girl! God bless!

1417 days ago


she looks like well on the mend physically, I hope her motor skills and memory recovery catch up to the rest of it.

1417 days ago


there should be a spam block on all the fake comments, block the IP's that spammed, more than half the comments here are nothing but spam!

what i was gonna say was - good luck on her continued miracle recovery! what doctors can do nowadays! Great!

1416 days ago


Is she on Twitter?

1416 days ago


well that could work out can talk her into doing the wild thing...and 10 minutes later talk her into it again heh heh

1416 days ago


I watched a few episodes of their reality show and had absolutely no respect for these girls, to be honest. But after watching that video and seeing those pictures, your heart can't help but break for that girl. However, I'm glad she is recovering well and she looks great!

1416 days ago


WoW great attitude and spirit. Best wishes for a speedy recovery.
I just hope you take this 2nd chance and make something wonderful out of it.

1416 days ago

Caring Kate    

Thank God she survived! She is such an inspiration to others and we keep her in our prayers. We're also happy to see her back at it.

1416 days ago

LA Native    

I'd give anything for a piece of the awesome attitude this woman shows after such a horrible time of her life. She was given lemons and made lemonade! You go girl! You rock! Best wishes for continued recovery and keep smiling.

1416 days ago


Girl has got a beautiful face...not many can still look good with short hair.

Amazing eyes...

1416 days ago


dumb. she probably did it on purpose just to get attention

1416 days ago
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