The Wisconsin girl who was stabbed 19 times by two classmates – allegedly to please the fictional horror character “Slender Man” – says if she wasn’t brutally attacked in 2014, she “wouldn’t be” who she is today.

Payton Leutner, 17, was repeatedly knifed on May 31, more than five years ago, by Morgan Geyser and Anissa Weier. The three girls were all 12 years old.

The two lured Leutner into a wooded park in Waukesha, where they repeatedly attacked her, because, as they later told authorities, they felt they had to kill Leutner to become “Slender Man’s” “proxies,” or servants, and protect their families from him.