While much of the East Coast was struggling to deal with the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, one woman decided to use the wreckage to further her modeling career. The Internet found the stunt stupid, if not sickening.
Brazilian model Nana Gouvea and her husband went out into the streets of New York, where he snapped photos of her posing on smashed cars and downed trees. Clad in a black top and grey leggings, she tried to look seductive next to overturned garbage cans and broken branches.
Gouvea's photos quickly went viral after she posted them on Facebook, with people photoshopping her into other tragic scenes, like the 2011 earthquake in Japan and the Hindenburg disaster. A Facebook page called "Nana Gouvea in Disasters" has more than 5,000 likes.
Gawker joked, "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. 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."
It's true, Gouvea got a ton of attention with her disaster porn. Look for her posing alongside downed power lines if that Nor'easter actually hits New York next week.