British-Indian model Sofia Hayat has had her breast implants removed and decided to become a celibate nun.
The star of Footballers’ Wives , Waterloo Road and more recently India’s famous Big Boss has stopped wearing makeup, bagged away her designer dresses and Louboutin heels, and has chosen to meditate for five hours a day.
After living a luxurious life of celebrity filled parties, red carpet film premieres and dating a string of handsome high profile men, Sofia, 41, has found a new way of living which she believes is her true calling.
Her “second coming” came after she attended a retreat where she drank Ayahuasca, a hallucinogenic tea often used by people seeking enlightenment.
“My previous life was wonderful but I love this one more,” she said.
“When I look at photos of the old me I still smile. I feel I was meant to go through that life so that I can witness the real world.
“But now my life is like a second coming. My reason for existing now is to take away all the negativity and to reveal the truth of our our existence.”
She said: “When I was a teenager I was desperate to free myself of the rules and restrictions of my religion. I wanted to be sexy, I wanted to wear nice clothes and I wanted to flaunt my long hair and body.”
When she was 19 she went to a party in London with Leonardo DiCaprio. She said: “He was in London to film The Beach and at the party he invited me to his room where we chatted.
“I was only about 19 at the time, still a virgin, but he wanted me to stay.”
Her career went from strength to strength often earning £20,000 a photoshoot as a model.
And in 2012 she was chosen as one of the Big Boss celebrity housemates, India’s popular version of Celebrity Big Brother .
Sofia said: “I lived a life of crazy parties and extreme wealth where people constantly took drugs but all the while there was a sense of emptiness.”I very much got caught up in that and took cocaine myself at parties. It was an easy life to live but it was very wrong.”I dated cricketer Rohit Sharma. I also dated other men from Bollywood and London and I thought it was real love, but it was just an existence; it was not a life.”They often partied all weekend and sometimes got home at 11am on a Sunday; I had no idea where they’d been.One used prostitutes and once took me along thinking it was sexy but it made me feel sick and I realised this wasn’t the life I wanted. Deep down it was empty.”