Bangalore based Indian model Lakshmi Menon has created history in the international fashion world! The 28-year-old model
has become the first Indian face for the renowned ‘The Pirelli Calendar 2011’ since last 38 years.
However, Menon had to give a nude pose for getting this honor. It does not seem to be quite unusual for a model because
many other Indian models have stripped for various magazines and photo shoots.
Photographer Karl Lagerfeld has snapped the model when she flaunted her assets alongside models Erin Wasson and
Bianca Balti. It has been shot at Lagerfeld’s Paris studio.
The 2011 calendar is prepared based on the Greek and Roman Mythology themes. It also portrays the event of golden child
With this, Lakshmi has entered the line of many other renowned international models like Jeneil Williams, Erin Wasson,
Lara Stone, Freja Beha, Heidi Mount, Anja Rubik, Magdenlena Frackowiak, Iris Strubegger and many others.
Lakshmi started her career in modeling only to earn to some extra money when she was studying at the Bangalore
University. She continued her modeling career in India till 2006 and then entered the international arena.