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It was February 2003, and Kris Carr, a photographer and actress, was on a roll. The bubbly, green-eyed stunner was in high demand.
She was considered ¿the Julia Roberts of advertising¿ (at least according to her agent), thanks to her success in two popular Bud Light commercials that aired during the Super
Bowl. She also had some impressive theater and film credits, among them a role in Arthur Miller¿s Mr. Peter¿s Connections, in which she performed (in the buff, no less) alongside actor Peter Falk.
Like many of her hip young compeers, Carr, then 31, routinely burned the candle at both ends. She existed on energy bars, fast food and coffee downed between nonstop auditions
and takes. Every so often her frenetic lifestyle would catch up with her as it did now: she had just returned home to New York City after ¿partying like a rock star¿ at Florida¿s Sarasota Film Festival, where a film she had appeared in premiered, and she was dragging. Time to detox, cleanse her body and
soul, exercise and eat right for a spell. She swore off drinking for a month and took a vigorous Jivamukti-style yoga class to kick-start her new get-healthyquick scheme.