Lisset Sanessi had just arrived from Chile after surviving the 8.8 earthquake.
The Argentine model had traveled to Chile because work.
The 17 year old 2010 Reef Bikini Open winner (no guys, I wont post pics, google those up on your own!:-) )was changing in an underground dressing room after a show when the floor started to move.
A Chilean friend of hers shouted out “ Lets get out! Now!”
They ran out of the building to an open space.
“Things started falling, the floor moved and I was so sacred, sick because of the movement. I felt like throwing up. We sat on the floor because we would fall otherwise”.
Lisset later left Viña del Mar and went to Santiago.
“There was little food” she said. “The big supermarkets where closed”.
She traveled by land along with a friend back to Castelar, Argentina. “Mostly because my family was worried about me” she explained.
“When I arrived I was tired, I hadn’t taken a bath in 5 days, and I forgot about the insecurity. I had been in Chile for a long time and had become unused to it”.
That’s the kind of mistake you’re not allowed to make around here.
As the family welcomed her on the front door, 3 or 4 armed men took them by surprise.
“They were cops” she said. “How do you know that?” the reporter asked.
“They were cool, not high on drugs or anything. About 25 years old or so. Besides, it’s a small town, we all know the faces. They were cops.
One of them put a gun with a silencer to my head. He lifted his shirt and showed me he had two more guns tucked”.
After taking her money and laptop, they quickly looked around the house. Thought about stealing a Play Station too but didn’t want to take the time with all the cables.
“They mostly wanted money” said the model.
“They told me to go with them in the car, but my mother started yelling and crying. Another car was approaching so they left in a hurry”.
“If I was meant to die, I would have preferred to die in the earthquake”.
The reporter asked her if she wanted to go back to Chile.
She said “Yes, but they took my passports and ID too. I don’t know how long its going to take me to have those made again. Probably a long time, just like everything else in Argentina”.
“So, you’re going back to Chile. Are you planning to return to Argentina any time soon?”
“No, probably not”.