If this year’s Sports Illustrated cover didn’t already have you worrying about safety–seriously, is Kate Upton finally warmed through?–get ready to feel sympathy for Upton’s lesser known colleagues.
Apparently Alyssa Miller (that’s her up there) had a strong physical reaction to being covered in body paint–in addition to suffering the shoot’s other indignities:
Alyssa Miller wore nothing but paint for one spread, which made her hurl. “Within 15 minutes, I had thrown up twice from the powerful chemical fumes,” she says in an interview with fashion site Modelinia. And the challenging shoot lasted another 15 hours.
She adds of the intimate painting process: “You have to make sure you are completely hairless, which is harder than it sounds. You know all that baby fuzz that covers your body? That has to go.”
Suddenly wearing a bikini in Antarctica doesn’t sound like the worst modeling gig imaginable?
Our friend Jenna Sauers at Jezebel has already wondered whether or not SI bothered to hire a safety consultant for this shoot (the likely answer is of course not) which, in turn, makes us wonder if endangering models is just standard practice.
(via NYP, photo via Wenn)