It’s 3am. She wanted to take her clothes off. She didn’t see herself as a beauty queen. The tiara was satire, but this was before she became everything she was against. As a photographer, you recognise when you catch a special moment no one else is gonna get but the other thing that comes to mind is ‘I’m a dead man’. I’m 100% sure she had no PR people there, which never happens today.
She did it and was just like ‘Fuck em’.
Jeffrey Thurnher, photographer. May 1994.