|When the magazines covers can have models flashing the baby bump, why not the calendars? The Victoria’s Secret angel Adriana Lima has become the first pregnant lady to pose for the illustrious Pirelli Calendar.
The 31-year-old Brazilian supermodel recently gave birth to her second daughter, Sienna, in September. She was also seen on the ramp -- all fit and toned -- for the popular Victoria’s Secret annual fashion show. When she shot for Pirelli, Adriana was heavily pregnant, and was in Brazil. She was photographed by the famous American photojournalist Steve McCurry on the streets of Rio de Janeiro in July for Pirelli calendar 2013.
Adriana Lima has ditched her usual sexy self for the calendar. Wearing a black crop top and a loose bottom, she leaves her protruding belly bare, while posing for this candid shot. This is the second time for Adriana Lima on Pirelli. First she posed for the calendar, wearing lingerie on the beach, in the year 2005.
However, this is for the first time someone like McCurry has dropped the risque themes favoured by the calendar and also his predecessors like Mario Sorrenti and Terry Richardson, as all the 11 women featured in the calendar are clothed.
Steve McCurry, the man behind the famous Afghan Girl photo for National Geographic, has called Pirelli calendar 2013, a 'calendar of the soul'. He explained in a statement, “You can photograph nudes anywhere. But these models are clothed, and each of them has her own charity. They are purposeful and idealistic people. So I wanted to photograph them in a special place, and Rio was perfect for this.”
With this photoshoot he even wanted to highlight Brazil’s social and economic transformation.