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From life in prison to helping others on TV

Sep 22, 2018 - South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Her manicured nails, blond hair and big hoop earrings that dust her shoulders have her ready for her close-up, yet this TV show scene has Alexandria "Allie" Severino helping her friend with some of the dirtiest work there is.

"Uh, is that a cockroach?" she asks, helping the friend clean out the trunk of a car, in preparation for a trip to drug rehab.

In her 28 years, Severino of Delray Beach has seen - and lived - just about every part of what has caused South Florida's drug deaths t...