Maxim cover girl and swimsuit model Renee Somerfield is used to posing for the camera in the tiniest of bikinis. But in her new ad for PETA Australia, which was shot by top photographer Neil Dixon, the vegan beauty wears even less – nothing, to be exact.
Painted to resemble Earth, with bodypainting by Skincognito (Julie Tattam and Jade Little) using vegan bodypaints by Global Colours BodyArt PRO, Renee urges her fans to make one simple change that can save the planet: try vegan.
As Renee explains in her exclusive behind-the-scenes interview with PETA, raising and killing animals for food is a major source of greenhouse gases which contribute to climate change. The meat, egg and dairy industries also waste precious resources and pollute the air and water.
“The campaign is about global warming”, Renee says. “It’s about meat production being one of the biggest contributors to greenhouse gases.”
Be sure to check out the rest of Renee’s interview:
Not only is Renee helping to protect the planet by being vegan, she’s also preventing cows, pigs, chickens and other animals from being dehorned or debeaked or having their teeth clipped; having their tails or testicles cut off without painkillers; being crammed into crowded, filthy enclosures; being denied everything that is natural and important to them and being cut apart or scalded alive at the abattoir.
“I’m vegetarian because I care about animals, I care about my health and I care about the environment”, Renee says. “You can live a happy and healthy life without harming others, so why wouldn’t you?”
That’s a great question! Why not join Renee and get started helping the Earth, animals and your own health with every meal? Order your free vegan starter kit today.
Posted by Claire Fryer