Sistine Stallone was recently photographed in what is being called a “BDSM-inspired” bikini top. The photograph, which is prominently displayed on Sistine’s Facebook page, has become a point of controversy, as she is only 16-years-old.
The picture was taken during a weekend photoshoot, in which the teen posed with a sculpture of two men riding horses. Sistine’s outfit includes black heels, a bikini top, and a metallic “skirt.”
At first glance, there is nothing unusual about the photo, or the teen’s outfit. However, the cropped version displayed on Sistine Stallone’s Facebook page reveals some unsettling details.
As described by Examiner, the Sistine’s top appears to be inspired by the erotic novel Fifty Shades of Grey.
“With slicked back hair, smokey eye makeup and a bondage-style black leather bikini featuring dangling metal chains, buckles and collars, Sistine Stallone appears much older and more mature than her 16 years.”
It is unclear whether the teen chose her own wardrobe for the photoshoot. However, the outfit, and resulting photo, have become a point of controversy.
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During the interview, Sistine said her father instilled her with a strong work ethic. However, she has no interest in following in his footsteps and becoming an actress. Instead, she is pursuing a career as a model.
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Sistine said her mother has provided her with invaluable advice and support.
“She’s like my wingman. She’s taught me my good side, my bad side, how to walk for the runway, and how to become someone else in a certain outfit. Modeling is basically acting, changing personalities. You don’t want to be yourself.”
The teen has not commented on the controversy surrounding her “BDSM-inspired” outfit. However, she previously stated she has “to be careful of the things [she does] — otherwise they’ll come back and bite [her] in the butt.”
Sylvester Stallone and Jennifer Flavin have not discussed the controversy surrounding their daughter’s questionable outfit. However, the actor and model have fully supported their daughter’s career choice.
Sistine Stallone’s Teen Vogue feature was her third editorial shoot. In addition to modeling, she enjoys traveling and playing golf with her father.
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