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Reeva Steenkamp: From law student to cover girl

Updated 5:38 AM ET, Thu December 3, 2015
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South African model Reeva Steenkamp died in February 2013 after she was shot at the home of her boyfriend, Olympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius. She was 29. Pistorius has been found guilty of the murder, after South Africa's Supreme Court overturned the previous conviction of culpable homicide. courtesy capacity relations
Before she started dating Pistorius, Steenkamp was famous in her own right. She was a law school graduate with a vibrant personality and several modeling contracts under her belt. courtesy Capacity Relations
A 21-year-old Steenkamp poses on a beach in Port Elizabeth, South Africa, where she grew up. Steenkamp's friend Kerry Smith photographed the aspiring model when she was a law student. courtesy Kerry Smith
Steenkamp poses for another photo taken by Smith. Steenkamp was born in Cape Town, but she moved to Johannesburg to pursue modeling. courtesy Kerry Smith
Pistorius admitted to shooting Steenkamp, but he said it was an accident. courtesy capacity relations
Steenkamp appeared as a contestant on a South African reality show, "Tropika Island of Treasure." Her pre-recorded episode aired two days after her death. Courtesy of Stimulii
Steenkamp served as a presenter for FashionTV in South Africa. She was also an FHM cover girl and the face of cosmetics company Avon. courtesy capacity relations
Steenkamp "was the kindest, sweetest human being; an angel on Earth," said Capacity Relations, the agency that represented her. courtesy capacity relations