Henrietta Leung slaved away for nine years at HSBC, taking home 120,000 pounds annually for 16-hour work days. Then she did the same for Credit Suisse. All the while she knew something was missing but couldn't justifiably give up the money. Then the financial crisis and her ensuing layoff from the Swiss Bank did for her what she couldn't do for herself: forced her to figure out what makes Henrietta tick. She found that tick was a) being naked and b) doing squat thrusts, sometimes simultaneously.
Henrietta, 39, of Kingston, South West London, said: "I asked a photographer friend if he wanted to shoot me for fun and he started taking some nice and sexy pictures. "I went on one shoot after another and now I have built up a portfolio and done around 30 shoots. Despite only being paid for five of those shoots - around 100 pounds-a-time - I love the work." Hong Kong-born Henrietta also started bodybuilding and entered fitness modelling competitions. She said: "That's when I started to get noticed. I was offered 500 punds -a-day to have some very edgy shots taken with a male model in LA. But for bad luck, including the Icelandic volcano and a tight schedule, who knows what might have happened?" Henrietta added: "Though I have been offered adult photo shoots, that's not for me."
Bankers Gone Bust [The Sun, link probably NSFW]