A model joins a real life beauty and the beast photo shoot with beasts that do eat people!
International model Roberta Mancino is no shrinking violet.
But her latest photo shoot may be her most dangerous yet.
Mancino revealed that swimming with crocodiles had been a lifelong dream. The place she found to fulfill that dream was Banco Chinchorro, Mexico, in a lagoon that is home to around 700 of the toothy predators.
In order to acclimate the crocs to her presence before the shoot, Mancino spent 10 hours over a five-day stretch in the water with the 8- to 13-foot-long carnivores.
Talking about the project, the Italian beauty added, “I have a list of animals which I would love to swim with, so it was one of my dreams to swim with crocodiles. I have wanted to do this project for six years but I could never find someone to fund it because it is so dangerous. I was about to go there myself without a sponsor and then social network TSU said that they would fund the production.”
I’d say that Mancino was fortunate to have avoided becoming dinner for a hungry crocodile. After all, she surely presented the best-looking meal any of them had ever seen before.