After moving back to Manhattan Gastineau signed with the Elite Model Management, and became a model as part of their celebrity division.
TMZ revealed the next day the 31-year-old was beaten up by a man one week ago at The London Hotel in West Hollywood.
Later, Gastineau appeared on the cover of Steppin' Out, Hamptons and Lucire magazines.
In 2005, she appeared on Maxim magazine's Hot 100 list, ranking at number 60.
During the divorce proceedings between her parents she lived with her grandmother and attended public school at Clarkstown High School North in New City, New York.
After graduating from high school she attended the University of Alabama before returning to New York City to model.