May 28, 2012 15:22 IST
(New Delhi )
No one knew this Kingfisher Calendar model until Poonam Pandey announced on Twitter that she would strip naked in the stadium if India won the 2011 Cricket World Cup. Today, nearly a year after the World Cup win, Poonam Pandey has finally gotten naked, in celebration of SRK's Kolkata Knight Riders beating the Dhoni-led Chennai Super Kings in last night's IPL finale.
Poonam made her controversial offer on Twitter just before the semi-final in Mohali last year. But later she made a statement saying she would only do so if BCCI permits. She had even sent an official letter to the board, saying going naked for the team would have a "therapeutic" effect on Team India and help them win.
In the letter, she wrote: "..I want India to win the Cricket World Cup 2011 and am willing to go the extra mile to do anything so that India wins the World Cup. I am ready and willing at any place and time of the Indian teams choosing to go in the nude to boost their sporting spirit to perform better."
A complaint of obscenity was lodged against her and the Bharatiya Janata Party Women's Wing also filed a police complaint against her.
Known for posting racy pictures of herself on Twitter, she doesn't shy away from saying that this has helped her to become famous. Twitter was where she posted her latest picture, in the buff.
Previously, she had posted a picture of herself for Indian batsmen Virat Kohli, who led the Indian team to victory against Pakistan in the Asia Cup.
She had also dedicated a picture for the Indian skipper MS Dhoni earlier.
On March 20, protests were triggered in the Park Circus area of central Kolkata, by a photograph that was published in a local newspaper that was allegedly tweeted by the model.
That's not all, Poonam also welcomed the official Twitter account of the Prime Minister's Office in her own way. She tweeted, "#iHeard that @PMOIndia is on Twitter. Does he knows that @iPoonamPandey is on Twitter too...so a welcoming pic."
Along with the tweet she posted a picture of herself in a white bikini.
The 20-year-old model made her debut on television in the reality show Khatron Ke Khiladi Season 4, which had Akshay Kumar as the host.