The star was abroad when terrorist planes were flown into New York City's twin towers, the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., and a field in Pennsylvania on September 11, 2001.
She says, "I was alone and out of the country. I happened to check my e-mail and my mom said the World Trade Center had been bombed.
"Then I did everything I could to get home. I just had to be there. It was hard but I had to."
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