November 1996: I loved this. I was on the cover of a national magazine… and nobody was going to recognise me from it, and thus I was not going to be embarrassed.
Also, it was in itself significantly less embarrassing than the other cover shots they did of me, topless, in angel wings, which they did not use.
Having said that, do not, if you are a photographer, use builder’s sand on a model’s face. It has stuff in it you don’t want on your skin for half an hour. Trust me on this.