'It's beauty not porn!' Melania Trump in nude photo scandal

By Lara Atson
01 August 2016

Ladies and gentleman, America's potential future first lady...

Her husband Donald Trump is usually the one who shocks people with his statements, but it looks as if the Republican presidential candidate’s third wife, Melania Trump (46), is equally controversial.

Forget about the drama she caused when she used virtually word for word an old speech made by presidential wife Michelle Obama in one of her addresses; the would-be presidential wife has again made the headlines for another reason.

Read more: Melanie Trump ‘plagiarizes’ Michelle Obama’s speech – and Twitter reacts This time the fuss is about a steamy nude photo shoot she did 21 years ago for a French men’s magazine. Tongues are wagging because one of the sexy photos – with another woman – has landed on the front page of the New York Post newspaper. And it’s not the only sexy photo the newspaper has published. We can’t help wondering what her countrymen think of the fact that the Slovenian-born former model can be seen in all her glory. The series of sexy photos were taken in 1995, three years before she met Donald (now 70). French fashion photographer Jarl Alexandre Alé de Basseville took these steamy photos over two days in Manhattan when she was 25 and known as Melania Knauss. At the time she did modelling work under the name “Melania K”.

Some of the photos made it into Max Magazine, which no longer exists. Others weren’t published – until now.

In one of the photos Melania is in bed naked with equally naked Swedish model Emma Eriksson holding her from behind. In another photo Emma, dressed in a stockings, a bustier, high heels and a robe designed by British designer John Galliano, is about to give Melania a taste of her whip.

“This is beauty not porn,” says Jarl.

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The photo session was inspired by Renaissance art and Melania was very professional and not uncomfortable, says someone who was there.

“She was always smiling, with a very pleasant personality and was polite and well educated.”

Some of the pictures were used in the January 1996 edition of Max Magazine. A photo of supermodel Cindy Crawford graced the cover.

In another picture, a pouting Melania is wearing only high heels. Jarl says he’s proud of the photos because they celebrate Melania’s beauty.

She became world famous at the age of 17 after doing a photo session with well-known photographer  Stane Jerko. She then landed a contract with a modelling agency in Milan, Italy. That wasn’t the first time she posed sans clothing. In 2000 she posed naked and handcuffed to a briefcase for British magazine GQ aboard a Boeing 727 owned by Donald Trump.

The nude photo scandal is no big deal to Donald, the father of her 10-year-old son, Barron. “Melania was one of the most successful models and she did many photo shoots, including for covers and major magazines. This was a picture taken for a European magazine prior to my knowing her. In Europe pictures like this are very fashionable and common.”

We wonder if her countrymen would agree.

Sources: nypost.com, mirror.co.uk, express.co.uk

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