VERY risque business! Base jumper leaps off a cliff wearing nothing but skimpy lingerie and a parachute for death-defying Valentine’s Day underwear campaign
- Clair Marie, a 32-year-old expert in BASE jumping and professional skydiver, leaped from a 350-foot cliff while modeling for the luxury lingerie brand
- The civilian trainer for the U.S. Special Forces said it took three jumps to capture the perfect shot, admitting she suffered a few wardrobe malfunctions
- BASE jumping is a sport that involves parachuting from a stationary point
- Clair explained that it was a ‘very risky shoot and had to be rigorously prepared’
- Women from all over the world were brought together to shine a spotlight on their passions for Bluebella’s #LoveYourPassion campaign
A BASE jumper has pulled off one of the world’s most dangerous fashion shoots — base jumping from a cliff in Arizona wearing only stylish lingerie and a parachute.
Clair Marie, a 32-year-old expert in BASE jumping and a professional skydiver, leaped from a 350-foot cliff in Arizona while modeling for the luxury lingerie brand Bluebella as part of its new #LoveYourPassion Valentine’s Day campaign.
‘It took three jumps to get it right,’ she explained. ‘It’s not easy BASE jumping in lingerie, and I had a wardrobe malfunction on the first couple of descents! Let’s just say there was too much of on display, so we had to give it another try.’
Daring: Clair Marie, a 32-year-old expert in BASE jumping and professional skydiver, leaped from a 350-foot cliff while modeling for Bluebella’s new #LoveYourPassion lingerie campaign
Making the leap: BASE jumping is a dangerous recreational sport that involves parachuting from a stationary point
Serious business: Clair explained it was a ‘very risky shoot and had to be rigorously prepared’
Clair is also a civilian trainer for the U.S. Special Forces, as well as a Hollywood stunt-woman, with major movies such as Tomb Raider under her belt.
Preparations for the shoot were meticulously planned to make sure conditions were both safe and warm enough, so the team traveled 1,100 miles to reach the perfect location in the Arizona mountains, close to Tonto National Forest.
BASE jumping is a dangerous recreational sport that involves parachuting from a stationary point. ‘BASE’ is an acronym that stands for categories one can jump: building, antenna, span, and earth.
‘This was a very risky shoot and had to be rigorously prepared,’ Clair said. ‘BASE jumping has a lot more risks than skydiving, even without the added complication of wearing only lingerie.
‘A lot more factors come into play, such as weather conditions and the fact that you only have one parachute instead of two, so you’ve only got one chance to get it right. If you don’t, then that’s pretty much it.’
Clair once broke her neck while participating in adventure sports. She had an ‘off-heading opening’ (where the parachute opens with the jumper facing the cliff face) on a BASE jump in Utah, which resulted in her smashing into a cliff face.
Expert: Clair boasts 17 years of experience with over 10,000 skydives and 1,000 BASE jumps to her name
Jumping in style: The BASE jumper looked incredible in the brand’s see-through mesh bra and underwear set
Fan: Clair said the shoot was a ‘no brainer’ because she loves the brand and the message behind its new #LoveYourPassion campaign
She also suffered a mountain-bike accident that left her out of action for nine months due to a badly broken wrist.
Neither of these incidents diminished her passion, and she now boasts 17 years of experience with over 10,000 skydives and 1,000 BASE jumps to her name, making her one of the most sought-after jumpers and instructors in the world.
Despite the immense demand for her skills, the Bluebella shoot was an opportunity she couldn’t resist.
Universal: The Bluebella #LoveYourPassion campaign brought together women from all over the world to shine a spotlight on their passions, including pole dancer Ashley Fox
Campaign stars: Tattooist Ayla Nieuwland (left) and hula hooper Claire Attias (right) showed off their talents while wearing black lingerie
She means business: Martial arts expert Yasmeen Green gave a high kick while wearing a blue bra and underwear set
‘I was thrilled at the chance to jump for Bluebella; I adore their lingerie designs and I respect their belief in female self-empowerment so it really was a no-brainer,’ she said.
‘Their ethos that all women should follow their passion in life is one that I share. I guess you could say that when opportunity comes, I jump!’
The Bluebella #LoveYourPassion campaign brought together women from all over the world to shine a spotlight on their passions and show that they can do anything they can set their minds to.
The campaign also featured several other women, including martial arts expert Yasmeen Green, tattooist Ayla Nieuwland, pole dancer Ashley Fox, and hula hooper Claire Attias.
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