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Helena Christensen was stranded in shark-infested waters and almost ran out of food during Vogue fashion shoot

She was in the middle of a photoshoot for Vogue magazine cover in the Indian Ocean with photographer Fabrizio Ferri, when their boat broke down
Helena Christensen (Getty Images)
Helena Christensen (Getty Images)

Former Victoria’s Secret Angel Helena Christensen had a deadly experience during one of her latest photoshoots. She was in the middle of a photoshoot for Vogue magazine cover in the Indian Ocean with photographer Fabrizio Ferri, when their boat broke down. Ferri decided to dive into the ocean which was infested with sharks while waiting for someone to come get them until he was stopped by the captain. 

Recollecting the horrific incident, Christensen told The Sunday Times, “Fabrizio was about to dive into the ocean when the captain came running up from the lower deck, waving his arms and screaming for him to stop,” reports Daily Mail

“The captain said that had Fabrizio jumped in he would not have resurfaced because it was mating and feeding time for the sharks. A few days later, having almost run out of food and water, we were rescued,” her statement reads further. Christensen has been actively sharing pictures on her Instagram account amid lockdown and using the time to work on her clothing line and her creative studio collaboration STÆRK&CHRISTENSEN with her friend Camilla Staerk. 

Her personal Instagram account has over 686K followers. Her latest post which was shared yesterday (May 9) showcases her toned body in a bathing suit, as she takes a dip in a lake while it’s snowing. She captioned the video,“May Day - Latest spring snowfall since 1977”. 

The model who is currently cooped up on her home in New York City was recently spotted taking her pet pooch on a stroll clad in cotton pants and gray jacket paired with sunglasses and a mask. 

She is a Danish supermodel who rose to prominence in the 90s. She appeared in Chris Isaak’s video song ‘Wicked Game’ in 1990, which was featured on MTV’s “Sexiest Video of All-Time and voted #4 on VH1’s “50 Sexiest Video Moments”.  Christensen has also featured on the cover of several magazines, including Vogue, Elle, Harper’s Bazaar, and W. 
She was one of Victoria's Secret angels along with Tyra Banks, Karen Mulder, Daniela Pestova, and Stephanie Seymour. Christensen served as the co-founder and creative director of Nylon magazine in 1999.

Her campaign Fashion Targets Breast Cancer was launched in the UK in 1996 to raise money for Irish Cancer Society by selling designer t-shirts from brands including M&S, Topshop, and River Island.