The annual Marie Claire (South Africa) Naked issue photo shoot for the 2011 issue took place late last year and I got the opportunity to take part in the campaign. Fellow blogger Lelo Boyana for JustCurious and I were selected as 2 of the TOP 5 female bloggers in South Africa (exciting but nerve wrecking, lol).
Marie Claire also had make-up artist Nthato Mashishi do our “natural” make-up…
The Naked issue
27 local celebrities dare to go bare in support of the NSPCA (I’m not too sure about me being a “celebrity” but oh well *smile*) …”
“Marie Claireâ€™s annual Naked issue, on sale from 16 February, is set to raise some eyebrows and possibly some whiskers as 27 celebrities take a naked stand against animal cruelty and mistreatment. Aimed at raising awareness about social issues affecting South Africans,Â Marie Claireâ€™s annual Naked campaign has become one of the most talked-about issues on the magazine calendar year”.
“This yearÂ Marie Claire and celebrity friends support the National Council of Societies for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (NSPCA). Apart from featuring the celebrities in the nude with either their favourite pets or rescued pets, the magazine is also planning a fundraising picnic for Saturday, 5 March where funds will be raised for the NSPCA”.
â€œHuman abuse of animals in SA makes for grim statistical reading and reflects on our tragic past; if human life counted for so little itâ€™s no surprise that animal lives became almost worthless,â€ says Aspasia Karras, editor ofÂ Marie Claire. â€œSAâ€™s quadrupeds cannot help themselves, but we can, and in helping them we restore our humanity. We canâ€™t all be St Francis of Assisi â€“ I have adopted two fox terriers from the NSPCA and I am often brought to the end of my patience by the two of them, but living with them has made me an infinitely better human, certainly a more tolerant one.â€
â€œIt is tremendous to see so many people being so supportive of the protection of our animals and showing care and compassion,â€ says Chris Kuch, PR manager for the NSPCA. â€œWe are delighted to be part of the campaign to pull together and to make South Africa a better place for all our animals. Together we can make a real and lasting difference.â€
The mission of the SPCA movement in South Africa is to prevent cruelty to animals and ensure their welfare. It enforces over 90 per cent of the animal welfare legislation in South Africa. Over the past year:
For a glimpse of behind the scenes at this year’s shoot, go to:
To find out what motivated these celebs to join the campaign pick up the March issue ofÂ Marie Claire magazine, on sale from 16 February.
I can’t wait for you guys to see me and Lelo and our furry friends in the issue…so get your copy this Wednesday!!!
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