A Brazilian model is receiving some attention and backlash, after she chose the background for her photo shoot as Hurricane Sandy's devastated aftermath.
Nana Gouvea, a former Playboy model, took dramatic poses in the photos shot around the city severely struck by Sandy.
Dressed in a long-sleeved black top, leggings and black ankle boots, the brunette model is seen in front of an uprooted tree, an abandoned moving truck, and crushed cars.
In one photo shoot, the 27-year-old model stands on the hood of a crushed silver BMW and leans on broken branches while her hair is blown by the wind.
In an interview with the website ego.globo.com, Gouvea referred to her Hurricane experience as "romantic." She and her husband were stuck in their New York apartment.
"I love going through hurricanes with my love!" Gouvea said, according to a Facebook page titled "Nana Gouvêa Em Desastres (Nana Gouvêa in Disasters)."
"It's very romantic and today I will open a bottle of wine."
Reactions from social media users were inevitably critical.
"...the weirdest photo shoot ever," one Twitter user posted.
Another tweet condemned her in Portuguese as having "shamed Brazil."
"Nana: the lady of the apocalypse," one user teased.
The model was also called "Miss Tragedy" by multiple Twitter users.
Gawker picked up the viral topic and used it as "A Guide to Posing for Glamour Shots in the Aftermath of a Devastating Natural Disaster" in an article.
In order to pose glamorously in front of natural disasters, Gawker gave tips such as - "Destroyed Though It May Be, the World Is Your Prop," "The City Needs a Sexy Hero. That Sexy Hero is You," and "Even Sexy Heroes Feel Vulnerable Sometimes."
"The turmoil following a devastating natural disaster is a great opportunity to get out there and try poses, angles, and wardrobe choices you normally wouldn’t," Gawker says in the article.
"This is a time for introspection and re-examining your personal style. Also a great time to stomp all over cars and things. Get out there and Do You."
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