Simone Holtznagel recently admitted to wearing lingerie previously owned by her Australia’s Next Top Model mentor Charlotte Dawson, who committed suicide in 2014.
And on Sunday, the former I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! star celebrated Charlotte’s 52nd posthumous birthday with a series of sweet social media tributes.
The 24-year-old took to Instagram tohonour the Australian-New Zealand TV presenters’ special day, posing several photos of the pair posing together.
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‘Missing you more than usual today, if that’s possible’: I’m A Celebrity’s Simone Holtznagel celebrated the posthumous birthday of former mentor Charlotte Dawson on Sunday
’52 today. Happy birthday Char Char, I love you. Missing you more than usual today, if that’s possible. Hope you’re raisin’ hell. P.S I may or may not be wearing your bra today,’ Simone wrote alongside one image.
Simone continued her touching tribute to the late former model via her Instagram story.
The former reality TV star posted a video of her sitting in a car listening to ‘Charlotte’s memorial song’.
’52 today. Happy birthday Char Char, I love you’: The 24-year-old took to Instagram to share a number of heartfelt tributes to honour the Australian-New Zealand TV presenters’ special day
‘Never Tear Us Apart, INXS’: The former reality TV star posted a video sitting in a car listening to ‘Charlotte’s memorial song’
‘F**king weird. One of Charlotte’s memorial songs…Never Tear Us Apart, INXS,’ Simone wrote atop the Instagram video.
The emotionally-charged song appeared to be too much for Simone as she was seen rubbing her eye in the clip.
Earlier, the LA-based model shared a series of photographs of her and Charlotte posing at two events.
’52 today’: The LA-based model shared a series of photographs of her and Charlotte posing at various events to mark Charlotte’s posthumous birthday
The blonde beauty tagged Charlotte’s Instagram account in the images and wrote: ’52 today’.
Last month, Simone admitted to wearing lingerie previously owned and potentially worn, by Charlotte.
The 24-year-old blonde beauty shocked the hosts of hit105’s Stav, Abby and Matt in early March when she insisted: ‘There’s two bras and two underwear that I wear.’
‘I have all of her very nice lingerie’: Model Simone Holtznagel admits to wearing the late Charlotte Dawson’s intimates (not pictured) after inheriting them upon her friend’s tragic passing in 2014
In an earlier episode of I’m A Celebrity that aired in February, the Aussie model broke down while recalling her friend’s tragic suicide.
Simone was overcome with emotion as she told her campmates she had to identify Charlotte’s body
Charlotte had struggled with depression before taking her own life at age 47 in 2014.
Simone revealed that she owned ‘so much of Charlotte’s stuff’ but no one knew about her collection of intimates until psychic Jackie Gillies gave her a personal reading in the South African jungle.
‘Jackie gave me a psychic reading and she said, ‘Charlotte is laughing about her underwear, why is she laughing?’ She wants you to know she’s very happy that you have her underwear,” Simone recalled.
REVEALED – Simone said while she owned ‘so much of Charlotte’s stuff’, no one knew about her collection of intimates until her I’m A Celebrity camp mate and psychic Jackie Gillies gave her a personal reading in the African Jungle
‘After her private funeral I had a big dinner and her sisters pulled out her lingerie and said Charlotte would want you and Madge (fellow ANTM star Madeline Huett-Auld) to have her underwear,’ Simone revealed.
She cheerfully added: ‘So Madge and I have all of Charlotte’s very nice lingerie.’
Radio host Matt asked in shock: ‘Do you ever wear it?’
Simone laughed, responding: ‘Yeah! Out of everything that I have there’s two bras and two underwear that I wear.’
‘I never thought I’d be affected by suicide’: I’m A Celebrity’s Simone Holtznagel [L], 24, recalled the tragic passing of her friend Charlotte Dawson [R] on I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Outta Here!
Charlotte, who had been battling depression, died in her Sydney flat and was found by a real estate agent just moments before an auction for her apartment was due to take place.
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Painful memories: ‘Me and my best friend had to ID her body and I was like ‘I love you so much’,’ Simone sobbed