London, Aug 4 (ANI): A British woman, who lost her bank job due to the recession, has taken to posing nude to make a living.
Henrietta Leung, 39, of Kingston, South West London, had worked for nine years at HSBC's investment banking arm, earning 120,000 pounds-a-year for 16-hour days.
She was working at City bank Credit Suisse when she was made redundant at the end of 2008.
"I asked a photographer friend if he wanted to shoot me for fun and he started taking some nice and sexy pictures," the Sun quoted her as saying.
"I went on one shoot after another and now I have built up a portfolio and done around 30 shoots. Despite only being paid for five of those shoots - around 100 pounds-a-time - I love the work," she explained.
Hong Kong-born Leung also started bodybuilding and entered fitness modelling competitions.
"That's when I started to get noticed. I was offered 500 pounds-a-day to have some very edgy shots taken with a male model in LA," she said.
"But for bad luck, including the Icelandic volcano and a tight schedule, who knows what might have happened?
"Though I have been offered adult photo shoots, that's not for me," she added. (ANI)