Spain’s Big Brother 4 winner Gustavo photographed nude by paparazzi.

Spain’s Big Brother 4 winner Gustavo photographed nude by paparazzi.
The US versions of Big Brother have given us either grainy or nasty naked pictures. That’s not the case with an international version of the show. Via Fleshbot, the winner of Spain’s Big Brother 4, Gustavo, was captured by paparazzi on a nude beach. (These links are, obviously, not safe for work, and this next one is very likely not safe for your ego, especially if it is of average size.) The paparazzi may have used telephoto lenses for these high-resolution images, but they didn’t really need them for their subject matter. Elsewhere, Fleshbot points out that one site has published composites and animated images taken from the UK series.

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Andy Dehnart is a journalist who has covered reality television for more than 15 years and created reality blurred in 2000. A member of the Television Critics Association, his writing and criticism about television, culture, and media has appeared on NPR and in Playboy, Buzzfeed, and many other publications. Andy, 36, also directs the journalism program at Stetson University in Florida, where he teaches creative nonfiction and journalism. He has an M.F.A. in nonfiction writing and literature from Bennington College. More about reality blurred and Andy.