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A former Playboy Bunny has packed in modelling to become a frontline healthcare worker.
Danielle Lupo traded in her bunny ears for a stethoscope, having qualified as a cardiographic technician.
As you might expect, the past year has been extremely eventful for the 25-year-old.
Speaking to the Daily Star, she said: "Honestly it has been the most challenging and rewarding times of my life.
"Turning 25 also I realised it's when anxiety starts for some people which to my surprise, included me. I was in the hospital twice myself this past year because of it.
"Shockingly enough I haven't got Covid-19 yet because of the PPE I wear. Covid has obviously made it all much harder on my stress and fears, like catching it and spreading it to my loved ones.
"But I'm taking it all in as the most important lesson I'll ever learn in my life to build the strength to handle it with grace."
Danielle hopes to return to modelling once the pandemic has passed.
She said: "I most definitely [will get back to modelling]. At the moment there isn't much going on due to Covid.
"But I hope to get back to it when things are safe again! I miss it, the people, fashion, fun, creativity, it's all inspiring."
Despite the judgement she sometimes faces due to her unorthodox background, Danielle is proud of the dual life she leads and the rewards it brings.
She said: "Cooper Hefner once told me I have this Clarke Kent/Superman thing going on and that kind of stuck with me.
"It explains how I can look different at work in scrubs, a coat, hair up, no make-up and big dorky glasses. No one would guess I model."
She continued: "But frankly, my past is my past and my personal life is my personal life. These are my choices to make, not theirs.
"And not for nothing, I'm proud of everything I've accomplished, I wouldn't trade it for the world.
"It just makes me sad seeing these people's desperate attempts to project their own misery and shortcomings onto my life.
"Maybe one day I can help them when I become a Doctor of Psychology."
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