Brazilian glamour model becomes global laughing-stock after posing for photoshoot against the destruction left by SandyNana Gouvea, 30, posted provocative images on her Facebook pagePhotographs of model leaning against fallen trees instantly spark outcryCritics set up Facebook account to poke fun at the model on the web
12:05 GMT, 2 November 2012
A Brazilian glamour model has been slammed for posing against the trail of destruction left by superstorm Sandy.
Nana Gouvea, 30, who has reportedly graced the pages of Playboy, posted a series of images to her Facebook page showing her leaning against fallen trees and standing on top of wrecked cars in the streets of New York.
The photographs instantly sparked outcry, and Gawker mocked: ‘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.
Provocative: Brazilian model Nana Gouvea has been criticised for posing for photographs in storm-hit New York
Tasteless: Nana Gouvea leans against a fallen tree in a photo-shoot that has been widely condemned
Controversial: Nana Gouvea posted a series of images to her Facebook page showing her in various poses after Superstorm Sandy
‘This is a time for introspection and re-examining your personal style. Also a great time to stomp all over cars and things.’
A Facebook page and tumblr account, both titled Nana Gouva in Disasters, also poke fun at the brunette model.
They show pictures of her superimposed onto a number of tragic scenes, including the sinking of the Titanic, the Hindenburg disaster and the death of Mufasa in The Lion King.
Ms Gouvea’s husband, Carlos Keyes, was responsible for capturing the original images of her, which she proudly displayed on her Facebook account.
Stopping traffic: Nana Gouvea, from Brazil, has reportedly graced the pages of Playboy
Shot: Nana Gouvea has her picture taken in front of a tree and a bin brought down by Superstorm Sandy
Disastrous: Undeterred by the storm damage, the 30-year-old leans against a car next to a fallen tree
Ill-conceived: The model poses next to another fallen tree in a tight-fitting black outfit and boots
Photo-shoot: The controversial pictures of Nana Gouvea were taken by her husband, Carlos Keyes
Girl on film: A photographer wearing a cycling helmet takes pictures as the model balances precariously on a career bonnet
She told Spanish magazine, EGO, that
the storm has bought them closer together and ‘we actually spent most of
the time in bed’, adding that ‘today I will open a bottle of wine’.
to the publication this is the second hurricane the duo have
experienced, as they first met when Hurricane Irene hit the East Coast
‘It was my first trip to New York,’ Ms Gouvea exclaimed, ‘we were in his apartment, watching movies, cooking.’
More than 50 people are known to have died in the storm, thousands of homes are underwater and millions remain without power.
Ms Gouvea goes to Japan: The tactless model is seen photoshopped into scenes from from the devastating 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Japan
Mocked: Critics have poked fun at the brunette model, superimposing her image on to other inappropriate photographs such as this one of racing driver Ayrton Senna's fatal crash
Added: The model's figure appears as a silhouette in this photograph of a fire
Fake: Nana Gouvea's image is included in this doctored photograph of another flooding incident
Devastation: One of the photographs to which the model's picture was added showed Hiroshima, Japan, in the aftermath of a nuclear bomb attack in 1945
Under fire: In this photo-shopped image, the model is shown witnessing the self-immolation of Buddhist monk Thich Quang Duc in Vietnam in 1963