NSFW — A second steamy Melania Trump photo shoot has surfaced, just one day after the New York Post published raunchy nude photos of the potential first lady.
The new set of images features Donald Trump’s wife of 11 years in a lesbian love tryst with another female model.
The images were published in the now-defunct men’s mag Max Magazine in January 1996 – three years before Melania met Trump.
In her modelling days, Trump went by her professional name Melania K.
The Slovenian-born model, 25 at the time, bared nothing but a pair of high heels in a raunchy shoot with French photographer Alé de Basseville in Manhattan in 1995.
And according to Mr de Basseville she was anything but camera-shy.
“Melania was super-great and a fantastic personality and she was very kind with me,” he also added.
Mr de Basseville said the inspiration for the pictures was the Renaissance and a celebration of the female body.
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“I think it is important to show the beauty and the freedom of the woman, and I am very proud of these pictures because they celebrate Melania’s beauty,” he said.
When asked about the photos, husband and Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump said he didn’t know Melania at the time of the shoot.
“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 Melania.
“In Europe, pictures like this are very fashionable and common,” Mr Trump said.
His campaign’s senior communications adviser has since come out saying there’s no problem with the New York Post’s publication of a nude photograph of Melania Trump on its Sunday cover.
“They’re a celebration of the human body as art,” Jason Miller, a key Trump advisor said on CNN’s Reliable Sources.
The photos appeared in the French magazine, Max, in the January 1996 issue before the company went out of business in 2006.
It wasn’t the only time Melania Trump posed naked in a photoshoot, GQ revealed a year later she starred in a 14-page spread for the magazine.