From FHM model to meth smuggler: Simone Starr gets candid about her dark past and bright future

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Simone Starr sits for an interview. (National Geographic/Curtis Redden)
Simone Starr sits for an interview. (National Geographic/Curtis Redden)

Simone Starr's name might be synonymous with the seedy underworlds of drugs and prostitution, but when News24's lifestyle editor Herman Eloff sits down with her for a one-on-one interview, he discovers a woman who is triumphing over her nightmare past and is a shining beacon for others lost in the dark.

She was once listed as one of the 100 hottest women in the world, according to FHM, and lived a high-flying life. But it would all come crashing down when she made one choice that would alter the course of her life forever.

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