Nicole Trunfio is featured in a new cover for ELLE Australia which is stirring up controversy on the internet. The 29-year-old mother is breastfeeding her son, Zion Clark, on the latest issue of the magazine. Nicole shows off her post baby body after giving birth to her fourth-month-old son with musician Gary Clark Jr. The Australian beauty looks stunning while wearing a Burberry coat and Cartier jewels.
“Wow…Thank you to ELLE @elleaus for such a beautiful cover with my little bundle of joy! My two worlds collide in #juneissue on stands Monday! You will see a lot more of our beautiful son Zion Rain Clark (finally!!!) #babyclark”
The Aussie supermodel has walked the runways around the world and modeled for Chanel and Victoria’s Secret. Nicole has also landed campaigns for Dolce & Gabbana, Karl Lagerfeld and Lacoste. The model spoke out on May 21, to support the publication for releasing the controversial image on her Instagram account. Trunfio also shared additional photos from the shoot.
“There is nothing more powerful and beautiful than motherhood. The last thing I want to do is be controversial, so please take this for what it is, let us #normalizebreastfeeding there is nothing worse than a mother that is judged for feeding her hungry child in public. #weareonlyhuman I’m so proud of this cover and for what it’s stands for. I obviously don’t look like this while I am breastfeeding but this stands for all women out there, whether you breastfeed or not, we gave birth, we are women, we are mothers. Thank you to ELLE for being so bold and making such an encouraging, positive and healthy statement. #womenunite”.
The model also graces the June cover in a Prada dress in a photo shoot by Georges Antoni. Another controversy arose when readers learned that the breastfeeding cover will only be available to subscribers and not sold on newsstands. One reader commented on ELLE Australia’s Facebook page. “Shameful that the store issue cover didn’t have this image. C’mon Elle!”
ELLE Australia’s editor-in-chief explained that the shoot was spontaneous and not exploitive of breastfeeding. “This wasn’t a contrived situation: Zion needed a feed, Nicole gave it to him, and when we saw how beautiful they looked we simply moved her onto the set,” Justine Cullen wrote on the magazine’s website. “It was a completely natural moment that resulted in a powerful picture.” This is not the first time that a celebrity has been featured with a newborn. Angelina Jolie posed for a breastfeeding photo which was snapped by Brad Pitt for the 2008 cover of W Magazine. Olivia Wilde, Miranda Kerr and Alyssa Milano have also posed for intimate breastfeeding photos with their newborns.