A model was sent to prison after she was caught doing a secret naked photoshoot inside one of Egypt’s most ancient temples.
Marisa Papen from Belgium was pictured nude at the famous pyramids. Yet after a few shoots in the Egyptian capital Cairo, Papen and photographer Jesse Walker moved onto Luxor where they continued their photoshoots. This time they didn’t get away with it and they were stopped by security guards and taken to the local police station like “two beaten dogs”.
Without being able to share words, I made it clear to Jesse that he had to delete the images if he saw the tiniest opportunity. Otherwise we would be screwed, big time.
Although Walker was strip searched by the police, luckily they couldn’t find anything. Nevertheless, the two were brought from one police station to the other and from court to a local cell and back.
I knew that a prison in Egypt looks slightly different than in Belgium or any Westernised country but I had no idea what to expect before actually going in.
The first cell we encountered was packed with at least 20 men, some were passed out on the floor, some were squeezing their hands through the rails, some were bleeding and yelling.
I had never seen something like this before in real life. Jesse kept telling me, ‘Marisa don’t look’ but there was no way not to look.
After spending hours locked in a jail cell, the pair were brought in front of a judge.
We kept playing the role of stupid tourists who had no idea dancing in skin-coloured underwear – we had to change up the story a little bit because otherwise we probably would have never gotten out – on Egyptian ground it wasn’t allowed.
Our judge was browsing with his big thumbs through these books that looked as old as the pyramids did.
Eventually, he gave us a warning and told us never to do something so foolishly shameful ever again. We nodded simultaneously.
Despite the fact that they made their promises and walked free, Walker managed to recover the deleted pictures from his SD card so they are now able to proudly share the incredible pictures and story of the nude Egyptian photoshoot. Right on.
For the guy who filmed himself illegally climbing the great pyramid of Giza, click HERE.