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A New Zealand modelling agency says it supports the decision of of one of its 16-year-old models to appear topless in an Australian magazine.
Auckland model Zippora Seven - described as New Zealand's answer to Kate Moss - is shown topless in a bath in one of photos in the 18-page spread from lifestyle and fashion magazine Russh Australia. The picture shows Zippora and 16-year-old male model Levi Clarke in the bath together, with four bottles of champagne also visible. In another, Zippora is again topless while riding a horse.
Earlier reports said modelling agency Red Eleven - which manages Zippora - had been shocked and disappointed with the pictures. But Amanda Betts, a Red Eleven director who discovered Zippora said the agency was surprised, but not disappointed, with the topless pictures.
"That's a misquote. I think it's a really beautiful shoot - I love Russh. But that's my personal opinion, which I really want to keep to myself," she said. She said all the models Red Eleven represented were taught to research each proposed photo shoot, and to discuss the details with family members.
"Making an educated decision is the most important thing - once they make those decisions we back them," she said. Russh Australia has been contacted for comment.
A spokeswoman from the Australian Classification Board said it had contacted Russh Australia's publisher about the shots. The classification code prohibits the depiction of sexualised or gratuitous nudity involving minors under the age of 18. "It's not just the nudity itself - for example there are nature magazines that might show naked children - it's the manner in which it is depicted," she said.