A former madam who bragged of doing black-market "body sculpting" on thousands of women was convicted yesterday of murder in the death of a dancer whose heart stopped after nearly half a gallon of silicone was injected into her buttocks. Padge-Victoria Windslowe's colorful testimony during her Philadelphia trial included claims that she was "the Michelangelo of buttocks injections" and that model Amber Rose was "a walking billboard" for her work. Yet Windslowe had no medical training, other than tips she said she picked up from overseas doctors who performed her sex change operation and a physician-client of her escort service who became her lover. "I think it was a hoax, like her whole life has been a hoax," Assistant District Attorney Carlos Vega said yesterday of the supposed training.
The evidence showed that Windslowe traveled to hotel rooms and "pumping parties" with tools of her trade stuffed into a shiny pink purse: a water bottle filled with liquid silicone, a red plastic cup, syringes, and Krazy Glue to close the wound. Authorities said she fled in 2011 after a botched injection killed Claudia Aderotimi, a 20-year-old London college student. Windslowe, 45, name-dropped the likes of Kanye West and Serena Williams in her testimony; Rose's reps haven't responded to her claim. The jury convicted Windslowe of third-degree murder, which involves malice but not premeditation. Windslowe also was convicted of aggravated assault for injuries to a Philadelphia woman hospitalized after injections and two weapons counts for using low-quality silicone, which she cut with saline in a blender. She faces 20 to 40 years in prison on the murder conviction at her June sentencing. (Read more silicone injection stories.)