Miss USA 2012 & Miss Universe 2012 Olivia Culpo Bares All in Her First Naked Shoot
Olivia Culpo has bared all in her first nude shoot.
Speaking about her decision to go naked for TREATS! Magazine, Culpo – who split with boyfriend Nick Jonas in June – told the publication: “So many people today strive for perfection, covering up who they really are in any way they can.”
Adding: “I have been guilty of this too, but for this shoot I couldn’t hide. This was as real and raw as it gets.”
Culpo admitted being nervous about it at first, but after deciding to work with photographer Tony Duran, her anxiety was eased.
“It was about me. Where my head is at as a person… as a woman,” she said. “What are my insecurities… what are my strengths. I had never done a nude shoot before, but it really wasn’t about that. This shoot was more about letting myself go emotionally.”
Culpo, 23, said in the interview that she was interested in working as a model outside of the usual realm of advertisements and editorial work. She had been looking for a way to explore modeling as art.
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Olivia Frances Culpo (born c. 1992) is an American actress, television presenter, cellist and beauty queen who won the Miss USA 2012 pageant, representing her home state of Rhode Island. She previously won the 2012 Miss Rhode Island USA competition, which was the first pageant she entered. Crowned Miss Universe 2012 in Las Vegas; she is the first winner from the USA to obtain the crown since Brook Lee in 1997.