Lebanese ski champion Jackie Chamoun and Chirine Njeim posed nude on snow during a photoshooting session taken by six-time Mexican Olympic skier Prince Hubertus von Hohenlohe, for a calendar that annually features skiers and models posing topless on ski resorts around the world and serves to promote winter sports tourism in these areas.
Ordinarily, this might not seem like a big deal. After all, many Olympians have posed topless or nude over the years to raise awareness for their sports and even money from sales in order to compete.
The difference in this case was Chamoun and Njiem are from Lebanon, a Middle Eastern country deeply conservative in its views, and the shoot happened in Faraya, a mountain village outside Beirut.
This photosession have caused an outrage across a few lebanese media channels.
Needless to say that Chirine Njeim and Jackie Chamoun are totally free to do what they want, especially that a lot of international athletes have already posed either topless or completely nude and it's nothing strange to sports...
What does Jacky has to say about these pictures?
"It was positive for me. I don't regret it at all. When I started my job, for example, people when they search for me on the web sometimes they can see these pictures directly so you think maybe it's not the best thing, not the best image you can give someone of you. But, I don't really care, though. I really enjoyed it and I don't regret it. I like these photos. I have no problem with it."
Jacky Chamoun currently represents Lebanon in the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. She was born in Deir al-Qamar 21 October 1991.
UPDATE: Jackie clarifies the matter on her Facebook Page
Please make sure your comments are respectful, since we live in a free country, and jacky is free to do whatever she feels like doing.(any disrespectful comment will be deleted..)