London: Elle Macpherson has revealed that whenever she strips, it is on her own terms.
The stunning supermodel, nicknamed ‘The Body’ likes to keep a firm grip on just who gets to see her in the altogether.
She herself sells the photos to the invasive paparazzi trying to click her naked pictures.
When the press kicked off a campaign to obtain naked photos of Macpherson following her nude appearance in 1994 film Sirens, haranguing ex-boyfriends and photographers for snaps, instead of protecting her privacy, she decided to give them what they wanted - but in a way that suited her
“OK, you want naked? I’ll give you naked - but on my terms,” the Daily Mail quoted her as telling the Telegraph.
Macpherson contacted the photographer Herb Ritts, who agreed to shoot her naked.
The photographs made it to the cover of Playboy and across numerous pages inside - and Macpherson used the proceeds in buying a house for her mother.
Working for men’s magazine Sports Illustrated for so many years paved way for Macpherson’s determination to achieve financial independence.
She realized that slogging for someone else to take home the big bucks just did not suit her.
“I recognised that working for a business in which I did not have a profit share was not attractive,” she said.
The Australian model has never been clouded by ego.
“isn’t it great that I’m on the cover? Or isn’t it great they want me for this television commercial?’ Instead, it was ‘why am I doing this?’”
“It was ‘an understanding that to create my future, I needed something more tangible than compliments on the way I looked’” she added.
Macpherson has gathered a multi-millionaire fortune in her own right, owns several properties and is still landing top jobs in the notoriously ageist modelling industry.