British recording artist Alexandra Burke recently bared all for PETA’s I’d Rather Go Naked Than Wear Fur campaign.
The former “X Factor” winner admitted to being nervous before the shoot. She posed for famed photographer Kevin Davis, who made her feel comfortable.
”I was nervous about posing nude as I’ve never done it before,” Burke said.
The 25-year-old singer shows off her tattoos in the photo, which include a dove and Roman numerals, with a caption that says: ”Be comfortable in your own skin, and let animals keep theirs.”
”It was uncomfortable initially,” said Burke, “but the photographer made me feel relaxed and at ease. Ultimately I love my body, so it was great to do something for such a worthwhile cause.”
She said it was an easy decision to pose for the campaign because she finds the poor treatment of animals on fur farms – often crammed into small cages and skinned alive to produce fur coats, collars and cuffs – despicable.
“When I found out what happens to animals on fur farms my heart just sank,” said Burke. “I have animals and the thought of someone hurting them so they can be turned into a coat makes me sick. Anyone thinking about buying or wearing fur should watch PETA’s videos of animals suffering on fur farms – after seeing them, I can’t imagine anyone would want to be caught dead in fur.”
Other celebrities who have been featured in the campaign include Pamela Anderson, Kelly Brook, Khloe Kardashian, Alicia Silverstone and Eva Mendes.