Indian model and reality TV star, Poonam Pandey today announced that she hasn't died of cervical cancer. Her announcement on Instagram came a day after the model's manager announced that she had died of cervical cancer.
"I am alive. I didn't die of cervical cancer. Unfortunately, I cannot say the same about the hundreds and thousands of women who have lost their lives due to cervical cancer."
Poonam Pandey shot to fame after posting a video message ahead of the 2011 Cricket World Cup final that she would strip if team India won. She did not, but did post a nude photo when her favourite team Kolkata Knight Riders won the IPL the next year. Over the years, she gathered a legion of social media followers with her controversial statements and was often seen in explicit videos.
In 2022, she drew wide attention with a stint in the Kangana Ranaut-led reality show Lock Upp. She also acted in some films.