Oscar Pistorius girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp had a law degree. She was the face of Avon.
Adam Rifkin stashed this in Olympics!
Stashed in: Rape
This is so sad:
The South African star sprinter Oscar Pistorius has been charged with the murder of his girlfriend and will appear in a Pretoria court on Friday, police have confirmed.
Pistorius, 26, is alleged to have killed his 30-year-old girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, who was shot four times and died of gunshot wounds at the athlete's home in a gated community in the city on Thursday morning.
WEAR BLACK THIS FRIDAY IN SUPPORT AGAINST #RAPE AND WOMAN ABUSE.
Which makes her death at the hands of her athlete boyfriend even more tragic.
It's a sad day when even a strong, intelligent, articulate woman with a law degree cannot escape domestic abuse. She was the face of Avon -- she wasn't just Oscar Pistorius's girlfriend. And now she's gone.
I will be wearing black this Friday in support against rape and woman abuse.
Two months ago, Steeenkamp started dating Pistorius, the Olympic sprinter known as Blade Runner for the prosthetic blades on his legs. According to her publicist, the two had a "healthy, fabulous relationship."
On Wednesday, Steenkamp tweeted to her 8,000 or so followers that she was starting her day off with a shake "from my boo :)." A few hours later she asked, "What do you have up your sleeve for your love tomorrow???," Valentines Day. But early Thursday morning, Steenkamp was shot four times in the head and leg, apparently by Pistorius.
Early reports indicated that Pistorius mistook Steenkamp as a burglar inside his home in Pretoria, an upscale neighborhood near Johannesburg. However, police have since indicated that report did not originate from them. Pistorius, 26, has been charged with murder.
Steenkamp was "continuously breaking the model stereotype," her publicist, Sarit Tomlinson, told the Associated Press, adding she was "the sweetest, kindest, just angelic soul" and "a very inspiring individual, very passionate about speaking about women and empowerment."
Wednesday, Steenkamp retweeted the following: "WEAR BLACK THIS FRIDAY IN SUPPORT AGAINST #RAPE AND WOMAN ABUSE."
While Pistorius is known throughout the world for becoming the first amputee to compete in the Olympic Games, Steenkamp was somewhat of a celebrity in her own right. Besides appearing on the cover of FHM, she was set to appear on Tropika Island of Treasure, a reality show filmed in Jamaica. The show was to debut this weekend. Six years ago, she'd moved to Johannesburg to become the South African face of Avon Products.
She was smart, and she was glamorous, too: