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December 22, 2003
When Playboy bunny Danelle Folta was infected by a flesh-eating bacteria that turned her right foot black and gangrenous during the 2002 Eco-Challenge in Fiji, she never dreamed her misery would be portrayed on the big screen by Hollywood's highest-paid actress. But now Cameron Diaz will step into Folta's soggy shoes in X-Girls, a 20th Century-Fox comedy based on Folta and her Playboy X-treme Team of adventure-racing bunnies. "I still can't believe Cameron Diaz is going to play me. I mean, I've got these nasty scars on my foot and my butt," says Folta, Miss April 1995.
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December 22, 2003

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When Playboy bunny Danelle Folta was infected by a flesh-eating bacteria that turned her right foot black and gangrenous during the 2002 Eco-Challenge in Fiji, she never dreamed her misery would be portrayed on the big screen by Hollywood's highest-paid actress. But now Cameron Diaz will step into Folta's soggy shoes in X-Girls, a 20th Century-Fox comedy based on Folta and her Playboy X-treme Team of adventure-racing bunnies. "I still can't believe Cameron Diaz is going to play me. I mean, I've got these nasty scars on my foot and my butt," says Folta, Miss April 1995.

Diaz is set to train with Folta's squad, which is preparing for the 2004 Eco-Challenge.

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