Adriana Lima bares her pregnant belly in the 2013 Pirelli calendar

Adriana Lima has become the first pregnant woman to be photographed for the Pirelli calendar.

The Brazilian model poses naked for the 2013 edition of the famously raunchy publication. She has appeared in it previously, but this time Adriana’s photo is remarkable as it is the first time a noticeable baby bump has been displayed by the world’s sexiest calendar.

“For the first time the Pirelli Calendar 2013 will show a pregnant woman, Adriana Lima, with a visible baby bump,” reveals the Vanity Fair Italia, who were on set as it was being shot. “In 2004 there was a precedent, but no belly in sight”.

Adriana Lima, Pirelli Calendar 2013

The behind-the-scenes look at next year’s offering shows the calendar moving in a different direction. Rather than raunchy, the emphasis is on the risky. A new photographer and an underlying political message are two other extraordinary novelties introduced.

“The surprising changes in the Pirelli Calendar 2013, the choice of a photographer, Steve McCurry, who has racked up awards for reporting in conflict areas,” describes Vanity Fair Italia from the shoot which took place in Rio de Janerio. “The photos show 11 women protagonists involved in the support of foundations, NGOs and humanitarian projects: it will be the ‘calendar of the soul’”.

Adriana appears in the publication along with models Elisa Sednaoui, Petra Nemcova, Isabeli Fontana, Liya Kebede, and Kyleigh Kuhn.