Australian model Nicole Trunfio was draped in designer threads and looking amazing as she posed for Elle Australia with her son. At one point, little Zion needed a feed, his mum obliged, and in a candid, unscripted moment, a striking alternate cover was born.
The gorgeous Nicole Trunfio made an appearance in Elle’s first issue, and she will grace the cover of the June issue with her adorable son Zion Clark. On newsstands she will be laughing and cradling her boy. But subscribers will get a more intimate cover, of Nicole breastfeeding Zion.
Elle editor-in-chief Justine Cullen says, “This wasn’t a contrived situation: Zion needed a feed, Nicole gave it to him, and when we saw how beautiful they looked we simply moved her onto the set. It was a completely natural moment that resulted in a powerful picture.”
The model herself has taken to her Instagram account to outline her feelings on the cover: “There is nothing more powerful and beautiful than motherhood. The last thing I want to do is be controversial, so please take this for what it is, let us #normalizebreastfeeding there is nothing worse than a mother that is judged for feeding her hungry child in public.”
Nicole says she’s proud of the cover, and of Elle for being bold. What do you think of the Elle cover?