Star magazine scrounged up a photo from Twilight star Robert Pattinson‘s first known photoshoot from way back in 2001 (even before his appearance in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire) … and it’s a dooze. Baby-faced R.Pattz (who looked vampire-pale even back then) posed with a female model in The South China Morning Post and he wasn’t wearing very much … check it out:
He’s the planet’s hottest heartthrob now, but Robert Pattinson was a shy, nervous beginner during his first sexy modeling shoot with (gulp!) a girl. The Twilight star posed with British model Lucy Flower in 2001 in retro-style Miu Miu swimwear during a London shoot for the South China Morning Post newspaper’s weekend magazine. “Robert was such a shy, reserved little boy back then, I never would have thought he had that kind of superstardom ahead of him,” Lucy tells Star in an exclusive interview. “Also, I don’t believe he was very comfortable with the outfit he had to wear and the fact that he was shirtless. So it’s not surprising that he was so quiet and seemed so nervous that day.”
Ha! I’m convinced that every big name celeb has got photos like this in their past somewhere. When actors and actresses are just starting out, they tend to take every gig that comes their way and rarely turn down a photoshoot. I’m sure when he posed for these pics that he never thought anyone would see them in The South China Morning Post. But, unfortch, these cheesy sorts of things have a funny way of surfacing once the celeb hits it big. In his defense, tho, the pic isn’t all that bad. I suppose there may be one or two of you out there who always wondered if Robert Pattinson wears boxers or briefs … and now we know :)
UPDATE: A couple more photos of R.Pattz from this shoot have come to light — and they’re even better than this first one. After the jump, check them out …
And look at that … even back then he was rockin’ the unruly hair. Love.These.Pics!!!