RIO DE JANEIRO – The notoriously sexy Pirelli calendar has come to famously sexy Rio de Janeiro and the result is a demure 2013 edition with not a nude in sight.
The calendar was shot entirely in Rio by celebrated American photojournalist Steve McCurry. It features 11 models who manage to smolder despite being fully clothed. Non-models such as actress Sonia Braga and singer Marisa Monte are also featured.
McCurry said at a news conference Tuesday that the models were chosen not only for their looks but also for their commitment to worthy causes.
The calendar debuted in 1964 as a racy way of promoting Italian tire maker Pirelli. It has since grown into a fashion institution, attracting top photographers like Mario Testino and Mario Sorrenti.