Covert ‘body sculptor’ says clients chose her over surgeons

This undated file photo provided by the Philadelphia Police Department shows Padge Gordon, also known as Padge Victoria Windslowe. Windslowe, an aspiring hip-hop artist who boasts about her talent for underground "body sculpting," has one last chance to impress a jury before the panel weighs murder charges against her in a dancer's death. Windslowe has been testifying since Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015, and faces more cross-examination this week. (AP Photo/Philadelphia Police Department, File)

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — An aspiring hip-hop artist who boasts about her talent for underground “body sculpting” has one last chance to impress a jury before the panel weighs murder charges against her in a dancer’s death.

Padge Victoria Windslowe says clients chose her over licensed surgeons because of her deft work. But authorities believe Windslowe caused the 20-year-old London woman’s death in 2011 and injured several other women through shoddy silicone injections.

The 45-year-old Windslowe has been testifying since Thursday afternoon and faces more cross-examination this week.

She says she has performed thousands of buttocks enhancements for adult entertainers, transgender women and run-of-the-mill women seeking more “self-esteem.”

Windslowe faces 20 to 40 years in prison if convicted of third-degree murder. She has been in prison since 2012.

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