Don’t worry, there’s a Maxim version that’s just as bad.
Found her! And she very kindly gave me retroactive permission. You should give all your photo assignments to Stef Keenan.*
*If you’re on the west coast I mean. East coasters, keep using Brenizer.
One day, when I’ve made my wealth, I’m going to find the photog who took this and pay his due. I was just sort of mucking around, looking for someone with that “hand on hip” shot Cosmo always uses, and got lucky enough that Cracked had an assignment close enough to fit the idea around the same time. I forget where I got the photo from, and when I do stuff like this, I try to always go public domain, permission, or otherwise respect stuff. You’ll note that Kim Kardashian Maxim spoof comes from a Playboy shoot, where I’m at least trying to take from a billion-dollar corporation than somebody earning their bread. For both of these, though, I’m at the mercy of my own poverty and budget, since Cracked pays pretty well for the internet, but to make something like this in the first place you need a professional shot, it has to be sexy, it was to be free of cover copy…
I dunno. I just wanna do right by creators is all I’m saying. If you took this photo, get in touch. I didn’t set out to screw you, guy. I’ve just been poor for two years now and will pay you a fee when I have more than my rent in the bank.