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For the first time the Pirelli Calendar 2013 will show a pregnant woman, Adriana Lima, with a visible baby bump. In 2004 there was a precedent, but no belly in sight. Adriana Lima will make  history as the first woman to appear in the Pirelli Calendar while visibly pregnant. The model was shot by photographer Steve McCurry wearing a black sleeveless shirt that covers her breasts but exposes the bump caused by her pregnancy with her second child.

Vanity Fair Italia has an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the making of the 2013 Pirelli Calendar, which reveals that Lima will be joined in the annual collection of photos by models Elisa Sednaoui, Petra Nemcova, Isabeli Fontana, Liya Kebede, and Kyleigh Kuhn. In the sneak peek, McCurry explains that because all of his subjects support various nongovernmental organizations and charities, the 2013 edition will be a “calendar of the soul.”

Pirelli announced that McCurry had shot the calendar in early June, and the photographer said then he wanted to “portray women who are sexy without being naked.”

The backstage images of Pirelli calendar 2013, you can see exclusively in the article  of Vanity Fair Italy, from July 18. They tell the surprising change in the Pirelli Calendar 2013, from the choice of a photographer, Steve McCurry, who has racked up awards for reporting in conflict areas. The photos show 11 women protagonists involved in the support of foundations, NGOs and humanitarian projects: it will be the «calendar of the soul». Rio de Janeiro is the exceptional location of the pictures: from the historic districts to the slums where almost a million and half people live and to the wilderness that persistently invades the habitat of a city symbol of Brazil, an emerging country.

Source: Vanitly Fair Italy, Getty

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