Who Zahia Dehar?
He was a 20-year-old former call girl who has reinvented himself as a stylist and designer clothes. He just goes with the 'Zahia', and although he is still known as the then 17-year girl who claims she was paid to fly from Paris to Munich to have sex with French soccer star Franck Ribery, as a special 26 'birthday gift' for him.
Tell me more.
Well, we do not have all the details, but we know this: in 2010 it was revealed that an investigation had been launched into the nine men accused of soliciting sex from a minor. Three of them happen to highly-paid French football star Franck Ribery, Karim Benzema and Sidney Govou. All three have denied any knowledge of his age at the time, and Zahia said she never told them. In France, paying for sex and getting paid for it is not illegal, but only if both parties are over the age of 18.
What is he up to lately?
With the support of the godfather of fashion Karl Lagerfeld, Zahia Algerian-born who launched her own lingerie brand 'Zahia' last year, but the rise of the public really came this week when the French TV channel Paris Premiere broadcast the much-hyped documentary, called 'Zahia: Of Z to A '.
What do we learn about him?
Well we learned that it takes more than three hours every morning to get dolled up, as one of the reviews in the French press noted. In addition to the documentary gives us an insight into the day-to-day life of Zahia that. There is laughter, tears, camera flashes, and a whole lot of running between the cab.
There are also a few private moments reveal, as Zahia talking about affairs call-girl. He accepted that he had been "doing certain things, so that in a position to do other things in the future." It was just "a small part of his life," though, and he lamented that the whole episode had been "terrible" for himself and his family. We also know that he has an obsession with female movie star of the 1960s Egyptian films.
Someone like him should always be on TV. What's so special about this documentary?
Well, actually, he very rarely gives interviews, and when he did, he was always shy and retiring - includes giggling with his hand, mumbled one-word answer, looked nervous publications, and so on. But when it comes to publicity-photo shoot kind of visual with V magazine and Vanity Fair, for example - it is a different story.
One thing you really need to know about Zahia is that, until now, she let her body speak for him and his image, and 'shy' is not a word I would use to describe the personality side.
I paint pictures.
Zahia wearing trademark peroxide blonde extensions, and has a manga-kind Barbie doll aesthetics - all cat-eyes, heavy make-up and almost CGI-enhanced curves. For someone who tries to outrun the shadow 'under-age call-girl' tag her, her persona in photo-shoots are comfortable coquettish. He often posing in white lingerie hairy, and has been snapped with a sheep and a miniature pink puppy bent.
What did he say for himself?
"I'm not a whore. I'm not part of any network, I do not have a pimp, and I do not give my money to anyone. I do what I like. I had sex - paid or unpaid - with whoever I want. No one forced me, and if I do not want, it means nothing, "was quoted in the French weekly magazine Paris Match.
What others say about him?
"For me, Zahia is part of a long line of French prostitutes, of La Paiva, through beautiful [Caroline] Otero, Emilienne d'Alençon, and as Liane de Pougy divine. This is pure French tradition, that the whole world has admired and copied , "said Karl Lagerfeld French daily Libération.
What one moment sums up his body?
In 2012 she played a kind of Frankenstein monster sexy in 'Bionic', a 3-minute NSFW sci-fi movies of tobacco by Hollywood photographer Greg Williams. In it, he frees himself from the moorings lab and escapes to the streets of London. "The story of sex dolls exercise their own free will," says the tagline. Indeed. Just like the story Zahia own, we do not know how this ends.