A former madam who performed illegal “body sculpting” was sentenced Thursday to 10 to 20 years in prison after the death of a dancer whose heart stopped after nearly half a gallon of silicone was injected into her buttocks.
Padge-Victoria Windslowe told jurors during her spring murder trial that clients call her “the Michelangelo of buttocks injections.” But prosecutors say she had no medical training and used deadly products on vulnerable women, including fellow members of the transgender community who wanted curves.
During the trial Windslowe boasted about her work, calling herself "the Michelangelo of buttocks injections".
She was found guilty in March of third-degree murder for the death of Claudia Aderotimi, a British woman who flew to Philadelphia for the procedure.
According to BBC, she told the judge that after her sex change, receiving silicone butt injections made her feel attractive, and that she liked making other women feel that way.
"I basically felt like an ugly duckling turned into a swan," she said.
"I never had [respect] when I was younger, because I was a boy with a girl inside of me," she said.
The jury found also Windslowe, who also goes by Page Gordon, guilty of another aggravated assault for injecting another woman's buttocks. The injection in that case - after Aderotimi's death - caused a pulmonary embolism, and prosecutors said she still suffers from breathing problems.
"She can't play with her son like other moms because she's short of breath," Assistant District Attorney Carlos Vega said in court. "She, being a single mother, doesn't have the luxury of dying."