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Reeva Steenkamp, the South African model killed at the home of Olympian Oscar Pistorius on Valentine’s Day, made her debut in a reality TV show that aired in her native country two days after her death.
The program, called Tropika Island of Treasure and filmed in Jamaica last year, was televised Saturday night by the South African Broadcasting Corp., according to The Associated Press. A video of Steenkamp on the show features the 29-year-old blond beauty and law school grad swimming with dolphins and, in close-up, blowing a kiss to the camera.
“I don’t have any regrets. …. I think the way that you go out, not just your journey in life, but the way that you go out — you make your exit — is so important,” she says in the clip. “You either made an impact in a positive way or a negative way. But just maintain integrity and maintain class.”
Steenkamp was found dead, having been shot four times, at Pistorius’ home in the capital of Pretoria on Thursday. The Paralympic gold medalist, who’s the first-ever amputee to compete in the Olympics (in London last year), was charged with her murder; a 9 mm pistol was discovered at the scene. In court Friday, Pistorius, 26, broke down sobbing while attorneys debated whether his case should be televised; the athlete is scheduled to appear before a judge on Tuesday for a bail hearing, and allegedly confessed to friends that he killed Steenkamp.
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