Daiana Menezes poses nude for UNO

Posted at 08/20/13 11:37 PM

Brazilian model Daiana Menezes poses nude for UNO magazine. Photo from the publication's official Facebook page
MANILA -- Brazilian model Daiana Menezes, whose tumultuous relationship with her husband made headlines early this year, is seen in her "sexiest pictorial ever" in the latest issue of men's magazine UNO.

The 26-year-old commercial model appears nude, with only a necktie covering a part of her exposed breast, on the cover of UNO's 88th issue.

Referred to as a "Brazilipina" on the cover photo, which was unveiled Monday by the magazine on its Facebook page, Menezes is said to have "bared her soul" for the print feature.

Menezes figured in a controversy in June, when she made a series of posts on her social media accounts pertaining to rape and domestic violence.

As the posts aroused speculations about her relatonship with her husband, former Cagayan de Oro Rep. Benjamin Benaldo, the couple went on record in a televised interview to deny any instance of abuse.

Only days later, however, a crying Menezes accused her husband of being insincere in his apologies and pronouncements of support for her amid challenges in their relationship.

At the time, she even said she was considering filing for divorce.

Menezes was nonetheless seen at the side of Benaldo when he was hospitalized in late June after his suspected suicide try.

Benaldo, who denied the suicide attempt, went on to thank his wife for her unfailing presence as he recovered from a gunshot wound to the chest.