We’ve all heard about the Russian model who got slammed by netizens after a risky Dubai skyscraper photoshoot. This time, another model is currently in hot water because of a controversial (and pretty indecent) shoot in Egypt.
Model Marisa Papen, who is a self-described “free spirit”, has posed naked in 50 countries across the world. Eventually, the Belgian beauty and photographer Jesse Walker decided to take her act to Egypt and that’s where they finally got into some serious trouble.
According to Papen, the daring photoshoot was “inspired by Cleopatra.”
Apparently, Papen and Walker did the “secret photoshoot, without permission from authorities,” according to Metro. They simply bribed a security guard.
She later posed naked with the Pyramids as her backdrop. However, two young men came up to them and asked what they were doing.
The model said:
“We tried to explain them that we were making art with the highest respect for Egyptian culture, but they could not see a connection between nudity and art. In their eyes it was porn, or something like that.”
The two bribed the men to silence them.
Their next stop was in Luxor where they took photos at Karnak’s temple complex.
With a heavily guarded place, they waited for it to close until they started doing their thing. Four security guards, however, caught them and took them “like two beaten dogs” to the local police station.
“Without being able to share words, I made it clear to Jesse that he had to delete the images if he saw the tiniest opportunity. Otherwise we would be screwed, big time.”
When asked by the police, the two said they were “just testing the light” and haven’t taken any photos yet but the cops did not believe them. So they were brought to jail.
The model reflected:
“I knew that a prison in Egypt looks slightly different then in Belgium or any Westernized country but I had no idea what to expect before actually going in.
“The first cell we encountered was packed with at least 20 men, some were passed out on the floor, some were squeezing their hands through the rails, some were bleeding and yelling. I had never seen something like this before in real life. Jesse kept telling me, ‘Marisa don’t look’ but there was no way not to look.”
After spending several hours in jail, they were taken to a judge.
“We kept playing the role of stupid tourists who had no idea dancing in skin-coloured underwear – we had to change up the story a little bit because otherwise we probably would have never gotten out – on Egyptian ground it wasn’t allowed.
“Our judge was browsing with his big thumbs through these books that looked as old as the pyramids did. Eventually, he gave us a warning and told us never to do something so foolishly shameful ever again. We nodded simultaneously.”
Eventually, Walker managed to recover the photos he deleted in his SD card and they uploaded the photos after fleeing the country.
“I do think we created something Cleopatra would have been proud of,” Papen said.
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