This Monday (20th Feb) Marie Claire South Africa’s annual Naked Issue goes on sale.
This year 31 celebrities stripped it all off for the Burn Foundation Southern Africa. We felt what it was like to feel vulnerable and exposed for an afternoon – but for the thousands of people in our country who suffer from scars, disfiguration and social stigma as a result of being burnt; those feelings of vulnerability and self-consciousness are an every day reality they cannot “cover up.”
The Burn Foundation rehabilitates burn victims, helps to fund their hospital and surgery bills, and tries to educate people about preventing fires – if every home was equipped with a bucket of sand (many South Africans cannot afford proper housing let alone smoke alarms) a huge amount of fires could be controlled and extinguished before significant damage is caused.
You can donate money to them here: -> *click*
In the mean time I am going to show you a sneak peek video leaked by Marie Claire. See if you can see me and my co-stars, Life is Savage and MyCityByNight at 17 seconds for a nanosecond – and parts of my face being made up a little later as well as teazers of some of the other themes and images.
If you don’t spot them in the video, you can check out Marie Claire’s 2012 Naked Issue you to see Jack Parow, Jenna Pietersen, Andrew and Brian Chaplin (Locnville), Sean Stack (mycitybynight.co.za), Samantha Laura Kaye (me), Dylan Savage (lifeissavage.com), Trevor Gumbi, David Levinsohn, Joey Rasdien, Louis Roux, Jacques Moolman and Isaac Klawansky from Shadowclub, Kim Schultze, Mike Sharman, Samkelo Ndlovu, Jafta Mamabolo (generations) Nathan Ro, Mark van den Berg and David Waugh, Tumi Morake Mpho Osei-Tutu, Francois Hougaard, Lulu Mlangeni, Dada Masilo, Lyndall Jarvis, Jordy Smith, Lee-Anne Summers, Gregg Hammond, Jacques Terre’blance and his wife Charné – naked.
That’s some pretty good looking company.
The music featured in the video is by Gary Thomas – you can check out his work on his facebook page here: -> *click*
You can buy the collectors edition Nationwide from Monday the 20th of February.