Olympic swimming gold medalist Amanda Beard, 26, appears nude in People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals’ (PETA) latest campaign in protest of the fur industry. Sports fans have already caught an eyeful of Amanda’s naked PETA ads, as the campaign premiered earlier this month at the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics.
Chinese officials, rumored to be uncomfortable with Beard’s outspoken stance on animal rights, shut down her news conference in Bejing, reportedly for safety reasons. She then moved to another location and unveiled the ad to yet another eager crowd.
“Seeing animals slaughtered to be worn as fashion is awful to me, so I’m definitely against wearing fur … I’d much rather go naked than ever put a dead animal on my body,” reads the ad, which will feature Amanda posing in front of the Water Cube swimming venue.
Amanda’s no stranger to stripping down; the swimming champ posed nude for Playboy in 2007… but this time it’s for a great cause, so go ahead and look!