Hefner was a real icon in my life - former playboy bunny

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Newstalk ZB staff,
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Audio,
Publish Date
Friday, 29 September 2017, 8:42AM
New Zealander Sandra Costa traveled to America by herself looking for a job when she was just 17 and ended up working at Playboy with Hugh Hefner. (Photo: Getty Images)

A former New Zealand Playboy bunny says the world has lost an icon.

Playboy founder Hugh Hefner died yesterday at the age of 91.

Sandra Costa left New Zealand at 17-years-old, moving to America and auditioning for Playboy.

She went on to train future "bunnies" and teach them about the expectations representing the brand.

Costa said told Mike Hosking Hef had the utmost respect for all the women in his life. separate

"This man treated everybody with respect and he treated the girls so well."

LISTEN ABOVE AS SANDRA COSTA TALKS TO MIKE HOSKING

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