Ambitious Cork model Edelle Notte posed for this raunchy photo for lads’ magazine Nuts this week. She tells SARAH HORGAN why she did it and warns: “Don’t dare call me a bimbo.”
SOME aspiring models may have been a little worried about their parents’ response after posing scantily-clad for a raunchy lads’ mag. Not Cork woman Edelle Notte. In fact, when the photograph above appeared on a website poll for Nuts magazine this week, her mum and dad made sure they cast a vote for her!
Edelle, 26, from The Lough, put herself for- ward for the magazine’s Bedroom Babes poll, which features four wannebe models each week. The winner gets a prestigious photo- shoot in men’s weekly magazine Nuts, which has a 100,000-plus circulation and can catapult a model’s career into the stratosphere.
Edelle missed out on the prize, but still came second in the poll — ahead of a contender who posed topless!
She says the magazine is not just for fellas. “I’ve been collecting the magazine for years,” she says. “Initially I bought it because my friend was in it. After that I was hooked and grew to really like the articles. They’re just like women’s magazines, bar the fact that each issue has scantily-clad ladies gracing its pages!
“My boyfriend and I have a reading session every week it comes out.
“Each issue sees a ‘real girl’ feature as the Bedroom Babe. I loved the idea that someone like me could be given the opportunity to have her own spread.”
So does Edelle fit the bill of being a ‘real girl?’
“I’d say I’m half and half,” she laughs. “Most of the models featured are celebrities — Kelly Brooke, Lucy Pinder and more recently the cast of TOWIE. I’m just your run of the mill Josephine Soap, hence why I’m classed as a ‘real girl’.”
So what did her parents really think of the provocative photo?
“They didn’t have a problem with it”, she shrugs. “On the contrary, they’ve been voting for me all week.
“They know I’m too smart to do anything too untoward. I was fully clothed in this week’s issue. If I won, my plan was to do a really tasteful bedroom shoot with pretty lingerie. I didn’t once consider going topless, especially since there was no payment for the shoot.
“Only one girl posed with her top off in the Bedroom Babes feature I was in. Ironically, it was her that received the lowest number of votes.
“I applied with a view to sourcing an agent, so that I might get some paid work as a commercial model. Unfortunately, I wasn’t blessed with height so catwalk modelling has never been an option for me.”
Edelle, who also counts acting and fire-breathing among her talents, adds: “I’ve always loved having my photograph taken. Even as a little girl, I was able to morph into a variety of poses at the click of a camera. It’s like an instinct with me.
“In saying that, I’ve been very lucky. Cork has been very good to me. It was actually the Evening Echo that gave me a taste for modelling after I was pictured on the cover of its Saturday TV Week magazine earlier this year along with Madeline Leggett and Eoghan O’Flaherty, a contestant on TV3 dating show Take Me Out.
“I read the ‘bucket list’ series in the Echo before Christmas and it spurred me to make my own, so you could say I owe much of my achievements to the Echo.
“One of the items on my ‘bucket list’ was to appear in a magazine. Others included a sky dive and charity calendar which I recently completed. I’d also love to appear in a music video.”