Photographer David LaChapelle
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Photographer David LaChapelle on working as a rent boy

9 June 2014 Last updated at 11:53 BST

Controversial fashion and celebrity photographer David LaChapelle - who worked as a rent boy while pursuing an artistic career - says the experience made him feel "special" after being bullied in school.

But he told HARDtalk's Stephen Sackur it was not a career choice he would recommend.

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Watch more clips at HARDtalk's website

You can see the full interview on BBC World News at 03:00, 08:30, 14:40 and 20:30 GMT on Monday 9 June and 03:30, 08:30 an 19:30 GMT on Friday 6 June. It will also be broadcast on the BBC News Channel on Monday 9 June at 04:30 and on Tuesday 10 June at 04:30 BST.