The so-called “Michaelangelo of buttocks injections” was handed a 10-20 year prison sentence in Philly on Thursday for the death of a dancer, whose heart stopped after she injected into the patient’s buttocks nearly half a gallon of silicone.
Padge-Victoria Windslowe told jurors during her spring murder trial that clients gave her that Michelangelo tag, 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.
“I don’t think you’re evil,” Judge Rose Marie DeFino-Nastasi told the defendant. “You don’t believe that you must follow the rules of society. … It showed in the courtroom.”
Judge DeFino-Nastasi said she was especially troubled that Windslowe resumed the illegal silicone injections after Claudia Aderotimi died in 2011. Aderotimi, a 20-year-old college student and competitive dancer from London, and a friend had flown to Philadelphia for “touch-ups” with Windslowe in an airport hotel room.
Windslowe arrived with her kit: a water bottle filled with liquid silicone, a red plastic cup, needles and syringes, and Krazy Glue to close the puncture wounds. But she apparently struck a vein when she injected Aderotimi. The cheap silicone soon spread to her lungs. She was dead hours later.
Windslowe went into hiding for several months, but resumed her work at “pumping parties” that left a dancer with lifelong breathing problems. Around the country, several women have died and an unknown number of others have been injured from similar injections.
“I’m sure you didn’t intend to hurt (Aderotimi),” DeFino-Nastasi said. “But you came back and you did it again. … That’s very troublesome. That’s magical thinking.”