In the photos she appeared wearing nothing but bikini bottoms and a boa constrictor.
A year later she appeared on Swedish reality TV show Paradise Hotel, a 'scandalous and sex-fuelled' series where scantily dressed singletons compete to stay in a luxury resort.
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The Italian prince is the son of Prince Francesco Marco Luigi Costanzo Borghese and counts Napoleon's sister as a distant relative.
But we obviously know him as "The Bachelor" from season nine of the reality show, the clean-cut brunette looking for "the one thing family, royalty and money can't buy" -- TV fame! Anyway, bucking "Bachelor" tradition (again, kidding! ), the prince parted ways with his chosen woman after a brief romance.
Now it seems he's found his perfect match in another photogenic, reality TV-loving quasi-royal: Tinsley.
reports that the two attended two recent society events together, including the high-profile Save Venice ball where a witness described them as "inseparable." (See the pics below -- they do look pretty cuddly.) While that's not proof the two are dating, the pair would be a socialite match made in heaven.
Beyond both being ridiculously good-looking, Tinsley has reality TV experience from her short-lived show "High Society," plus she is actively courting the press to hop back onto the public's radar. Mortimer, 35, has quietly enlisted agents, a manager and a publicist to advise her on her career, shore up her image and engineer her comeback.
She has hosted shopping fund-raisers for the American Humane Association.
And she is going out again, garnering mentions in party pages and popping up in bikini photos on gossip Web sites.
A former reality TV star and one-time topless model has married Sweden's Prince Carl Philip in a lavish marriage ceremony today.
Princess Sofia Hellqvist, 30, tied the knot with the 36-year-old in a service this afternoon, with a cover of Coldplay's "Fix You" reportedly being played after they had wed.
The new princess made Swedish media headlines when she was crowned Miss Slitz 2004 by Swedish men's magazine Slitz.