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Iconic Baby, Now a Teen, Feels 'Creepy'

Skinnydipping Nirvana cover boy looks back with mixed feelings
By Heather McPherson,  Newser User
Posted Aug 23, 2007 5:06 PM CDT
Iconic Baby, Now a Teen, Feels 'Creepy'
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(Newser) – One of rock music’s most famous cover subjects is a little leery of his past. Spencer Elden was 3 months old when he appeared naked as a money-grubbing underwater baby on Nirvana’s Nevermind; now he says the photo, on an album that sold tens of millions of copies, may make him “the world’s biggest porn star,” MTV News reports.

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The iconic image was worth just $200 to Elden's parents, who volunteered him for the aquatic shot taken by a close friend. Elden is a fan of Nirvana but isn't sure how he feels about being famous for being naked. He still likes the water, though: The 17-year-old Californian high school junior is a water polo player and surfer. (Read more Nirvana stories.)

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