Our readers will probably have seen the – rather ungainly – pictures of the next MINI popping up all over the Internet. Being shot from a long distance during an official photoshoot, they prompted a quick reaction from MINI…
Here at AROnline we prefer to wait for the official pictures to arrive – the practice of running even the most un-flattering spy-shot or not keeping to publication embargoes will be left to others. Anyway, here you go, the first official outing of the next-generation MINI.
Outrageous! MINI secretly photographed at private getaway.
Paparazzi attack on British small car top model. Impatient photographers unable to wait for official presentation. Leads to distorted pictures at dawn.
Oxford. Aggressive and relentless papping is something British celebrities have had to learn to live with. Members of the Royal Family, as well as actors, footballers and top models are all familiar with the sensation of being caught in uncompromising situations, and now MINI is the latest victim. Absolutely unaware and without make-up, the youngest member of our family was caught by sensationalist photographers in a highly private moment. The young one was yellow and completely defenceless. We understand the worldwide interest in our family but it is not the British way to send such unfavourable pictures around the globe.
But like a good stiff-upper-lipped Brit, MINI shall not complain, although we would like to officially state that we are not flattered. The published pictures do not reflect our good looks any way. As every celebrity knows, those extra long telephoto lenses have the devastating ability to negatively distort all surfaces, lines and angles. Therefore our advice: next time come closer to the object of desire. If that doesn’t work, don’t worry, shortly you will have the opportunity to experience the MINI up close and personal, and to take pictures from all angles.