Hugh Hefner Told A Playboy Model To Leave Her Abusive Husband – But She Met Him One Final Time

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As a teenager, Stratten went to Centennial High School in Coquitlam and she picked up a part-time job at a Dairy Queen in Vancouver. She worked there for three years before a particular customer caught her eye. His name was Paul Snider – he was 26 years old, while Stratten was only 17 at the time.

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Before meeting Snider, Stratten didn’t spend much time fussing over her looks. Admittedly, she did feel a bit embarrassed about having large hands, but they were proportionate to her 5-foot-9 frame. Other than that, though, her exterior was of little concern. Instead, Stratten focused more on writing poetry, sometimes covering dark subject matter such as loneliness and even death.

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Meeting Snider would send Stratten on a completely different trajectory, though. Her new suitor had experienced a rough upbringing that gave way to an adulthood spent working outside of the law. Namely, Snider was a pimp – he had shuttled his girls around Los Angeles in a gold limousine before returning to Canada in 1977, where he met the teenage Stratten.

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