A US Marine Veteran nicknamed ‘Combat Barbie’ has dressed in bondage-inspired underwear in a series of provocative pictures for her most sizzling photoshoot to date.
Sgt. Rianna Connor Carpenter from California is known for stunning photos that show her dressed in military uniform and skimpy lingerie, and her Instagram account now boasts more than 570,000 followers.
Rianna served in the Marine Corps starting when she was 18 years old and worked her way up to the rank of sergeant. These days, though, she is paying homage to her days in the military with sultry photoshoots.
‘I wanted to join the Marines because it honestly scared the c**p out of me,’ she said. ‘No one believed that a small girly-girl like me could make it, and neither did I.’
Rianna enlisted to face her fears, proving to everyone and to herself that she could defy the odds.
‘I wanted to give it a shot so that I wouldn’t have to spend the rest of my life wondering, “What if?”‘ Rianna added. ‘Becoming a Marine gave me confidence like never before, and I still carry it to this very day.’
She served in places like San Diego, California, and was deployed to Afghanistan in 2012.
Her comrades nicknamed her ‘The Combat Barbie’ because of her feminine and girly nature, and the name stuck with her to this day.
‘After two enlistments of honorable service, I am now a proud US veteran,’ she said.
Since leaving the U.S. Marine Corps, Rianna is now a full-time model and posts photos of her military pinup shoots and vintage-themed snaps for her followers.
Recently, Rianna stripped down for a sultry bondage-themed photoshoot with photographer Lance Andrews of In Vogue Photography and dressed in nothing but a black suit.
One photo showed the model flaunting her toned figure in a sideways pose, and even detailed her tattooed arm and black bondage-inspired outfit.
In a separate photo, the model is seen lying on a leopard print sofa while reading a pin up magazine while appearing nonchalant as the camera snaps away.
The sexy pictures are a twist to her usual all-American sweetheart photos that include dressing up in military-themed outfits, combat boots, and, on occasion, carrying the US flag.
‘I am currently pursuing modelling full time, doing photoshoots almost every day of the week,’ she said.
‘My favorite photoshoots to attend are pinup style! I feel like pinup photography is my calling.
‘Something about the old-school, vintage style just sets my soul on fire. Especially when it’s a military themed pinup shoot.’
Rianna has also started her own clothing line, Combat Barbie Clothing, featuring leggings, shirts, hoodies, sweatpants, and other items tailored for both men and women.
Her clothing combines a mixture of ‘positivity and patriotism’, and Rianna hopes people feel their best and embrace their uniqueness while wearing her pieces.
She also hopes her story will inspire others to achieve their dreams, no matter what walk of life they come from.
‘At the end of the day, my mission as “The Combat Barbie” is to show the world that it is possible to be completely yourself and achieve all of your dreams!
‘I hope my story inspires at least one person out there! If a small girly-girl like me can accomplish what I have, you can too! Dream big and believe in yourself. The rest falls into place after that.’