Lorena Telpuk, formerly María del Luján Telpuk, (sometimes María de Luján Telpuk) or the Suitcase Girl (born 1981) is a former airport police officer at Aereoparque Jorge Newberry in BA, argentine who noticed a suitcase with US $800,000 as it went through an X-ray Machine in August 2007. In December 2007, the money became a very public part of an international election suitcase scandal, known as Maletinazo Scandal. When the suitcase scandal became public, she became an international celebrity and appeared on the cover of several magazines, including those of the February 2008 issue of the Argentine edition of Playboy magazine and the March 2008 issue of the Venezuelan edition of Playboy magazine.
In 2008, according to foreign language sources, she changed her name from María del Luján Telpuk to Lorena Telpuk; she posed for additional adult modeling photographs; and continued her pursuit of stardom. She also testified in court regarding her involvement in the case.
Maria de Lujan Telpuk, a former Argentine kindergarten teacher turned Airport Security officer, intercepted a suitcase containing over three quarter of a million dollars in Buenos Aires last year and did not take a bribe to remain silent, as is customary in Argentina. Instead, the young beauty reported the matter to her superiors and was rewarded with a centerfold contract with Playboy Argentina. This incident has caused thousands of other young, beautiful, honest, and perfectly shaped Argentinean and Venezuelan women to look for suitcases full of money all over Buenos Aires and Caracas. It is not important that the money was being carried by a Venezuelan and rumored to be a campaign contribution from President Hugo Chavez to Cristina Fernández de Kirchner. It is not even important that this suitcase caused a major international political scandal. What is important is that Maria de Lujan looks good in the nude. Miss De Lujan is delighted over her new career but would like more global exposure in similar magazines such as National Geographic and Popular Mechanics. When asked if she was surprised at Playboy’s offer, Maria de Lujan said she was shocked since she didn’t think she had a South American body until now. Some have criticized Maria de Lujan for posing in Playboy but others have said she can be used as the perfect example to show that elusive link between complete honesty and total nudity.