Born into a staunch Jehovah Witness family with the name Perlé van Schalkwyk, the author studied drama at Stellenbosch University. Soon after graduating, she realises that acting is not going to get her a house on a hill so opts for erotic dancing and stripping under the name GiGi.
Today GiGi is known as a winner of Survivor and owner of the Lollipop Lounge. Along with stories of courage and cunning in the sexist underworld hers is a tale of sex, drugs and murder.
Warning, this article contains themes of an adult nature.