I ended up on front cover of sex novel after graduation photographer sold my headshots – here’s my warning to others | The Sun
A WOMAN was left mortified when she discovered her graduation photos had ended up on the front cover of a sex novel.
TikToker Christian Demeritt from South Florida in the US has now warned others not to make the same mistake she did.
She explained she had not read the fine print at the time and it took her years to realise the photographer had sold her headshots.
The woman said when she paid £82 for the professional photographs she didn't expect she would end up in several advertisements and even a sex novel cover.
Taking to TikTok she said: "Thinking about that one time I didn't read the fine print on my headshots contract and my photographer sold my pictures to stock photo sites."
She also posted a snap of the novel titled His Big, Childhood Sweetheart that shows her in a purple jumper standing next to a smiling man.
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The post left her followers in stitches with one saying: "It's been five minutes and I'm still laughing.
Someone wrote: "I’m sorry but I would be sending the cover to everyone telling them I made it."
Another one said: "OK, that’s absolutely hysterical. Something similar happened to me in high school. I ended up being the cover of a magazine and didn’t know it."
In a follow-up video Christian explained the headshots were taken 13 years ago right after she got her theatre degree.
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The photographer was referred to her by another actor.
She said: "He told me to bring some tops and you know how you do headshots – you come, you do some shots, he gave me a discounted rate.
"It was like $100 (£84), shook his hand, thankful for his business."
The TikToker said she forgot about the pictures until a friend sent her a picture of a magazine cover.
She explained: "This Sacramento News and Review magazine used my picture and turned me into 'the Mona Lisa' – it was an article about whether or not Sacramento's art scene was too white. I actually liked it."
And she later discovered her photo in the purple top was used in a breast reduction ad.
"This picture has made its rounds, it's probably the most used pictures out of all of these headshots," she added.
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