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A bit of stir has brewed over the recent Coca Rocha cover of Elle Brasil. The May 2012 cover of Elle Brasil shows the model semi-nude with body paint adornment. The same is shown inside the issue. But things may not be all that they seem.  Rocha, through a statement, takes issue with the cover. Her words below:

“As a high fashion model I have long had a policy of no nudity or partial nudity in my photo shoots. For my recent Elle Brazil cover shoot I wore a body suit under a sheer dress which I now find was photoshopped out to give the impression of me showing much more skin than I was, or am comfortable with. This was specifically against my expressed verbal and written direction to the entire team that they not do so. I’m extremely disappointed that my wishes and contract was ignored. I strongly believe very model has a right to set rules for how she is portrayed and for me these rules were clearly circumvented.”

What is your take on the situation?

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