This is way too hysterical to make up, or maybe it is made up, who knows?
The more complete story on this can be found at Times Online. The part I found to be quite hilarious was this:
How did she become a prostitute? She studied anthropology and mathematics in Florida: “I wanted to be a physicist, but that just didn’t work out.” After Florida, her family lived in Sheffield, where she studied some more: “By the time I got to Sheffield it was for doctoral study at the department of forensic pathology.”
I would say that was a drastic alternative indeed! :)