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PETA’s Naked Speaker Wears Her Heart on Her Sleeve

Written by PETA | January 20, 2010

I didn’t hesitate for a second to jump from 12,500 feet or touch clouds over Kauai—but I’m pretty certain it would take a lot of convincing to get me to strip in front of a camera.


Check out the NSFW video.
State of the Union Undressed


So I say “Hats (and skirt, blouse, and stay-ups) off!” to L.A.-based actor Marissa Lewis for her rousing delivery of PETA’s annual State of the Union Undress. Not only was the curvy cutie willing to bare her body for animals, she took time to sit down and share her thoughts and feelings about animal rights—and why she didn’t hesitate to take it all off for this project.

What made you decide to take it all off for PETA’s State of the Union Undress?
When I was a little girl, I dreamed of being a veterinarian when I grew up. As I got older, I decided to choose a different career path. I have always had a strong love for animals, and I believe that your mind, body, and soul is a supernatural inheritance from God, and how you use it is your choice! It’s up to us as individuals to make a difference.

A vegetarian diet looks great on you! What inspired you to go vegetarian, and how has it changed your life?
My love for animals inspired me to go vegetarian. PETA’s informative videos are very eye-opening—seeing all the cruelty that is imposed upon animals turned me vegetarian instantly. Since I stopped eating meat, I have felt lighter and leaner.

What is one major victory for animals that you’d like to see happen in 2010?
I would love to see a law passed saying that no animal could be caged or chained.

While talking about her naked PETA ad, Eva Mendes recently said, “My mom cringed when she saw me naked.” Does your mom know about this video? What does she think?
When I told my parents about the video, they were pretty excited. They are very supportive of me and my choices. My mother told me that when she was pregnant with me, her doctor placed her on a vegetarian diet. She could not keep meat down at all. 🙂 That was something that I never knew until I shared my choice with my parents. 🙂

You’re an actor in L.A., so—besides this PETA video—what else can your newfound fans see you in?
Follow me at 🙂

OK, I know that there are a lot of readers out there wondering this: Are you single?
I’m definitely not ruling out the idea of a boyfriend, but right now I’m focused on God, myself, and my career.

Besides being vegetarian and willing to strip for the cause, is there anything else that you do to stay active for animals?
I actively post and tweet PETA links at, I suggest animals rights books to friends, I place animal rights stickers on each envelope I mail out, and I refuse to wear fur! In the future, I plan on getting the message out to local, national, and international media and to as many people as I possibly can in the hope that I can make a difference. I also want to mention that I adore my kitty Simba. She means everything to me—I love to pamper my beautiful lioness (meeeoww). 🙂

Now I’d like to ask you: Which of PETA’s naked demos or events would you jump to join in on?

Written by Karin Bennett

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  • Joe says:

    WOW Marissa! You truly are GORGEOUS, sexy and curvy from head to toes! I say this with all due respect and honor, and admiration, and appreciation! Great job in getting the points across! *HUGGSS!* 😉

  • vegancoin says:

    good job that made me laugh. Thank you Marissa. support meat free monday.

  • Marjorie Hass says:

    Good job. Loved her.

  • Felicia Lloyd says:

    Great Job! Free Me has me in tears. This has definitely opened my mind and my heart.

  • Alex says:

    Brilliant funny and so effective for animals. This will get people to see Free Me and there’s nothing more important. Marissa you have courage and a huge heart! I am sharing this with everyone I know. Bless you!!

  • Shari says:

    After sharing the State of Union Undress everyone really loved the actress and went on to watch Free Me! Marissa you are really great for doing this you were so funny! I really loved the cuts to the politicians also! I just laughed so hard! Thank you again Marissa! I hope your career takes off!!

  • Rob Anderson says:

    That is one hot attention grabbing ad that is sure to get some new people to the PETA website and hopefully educate them on the issues of animal cruelty and PETA’s effort to fight it. GREAT job PETA!! And what a BABE!!

  • Aneliese says:

    Loved it! I laughed at the McCain part. Very well done Marissa and PETA!

  • Marissa says:

    This was funny and well done great job Marissa! I liked it.

  • Mike Quinoa says:

    Well done! I had to chuckle at some of the double entendres and the welltimed cuts to the audience. Marissa is a true animal rights warrior.

  • Shari says:

    Wonderfully done! I like the PETA.ORG logo across her private area! Eye catching! I would love to be a Sarah Palin! With my brown hair and a pair of glasses I kinda look like her! Instead of Medical Reform we could do a SARAH PALIN Reform address!! to end all hunting! And I volunteer to do it! With Sarah Palin being on Bill O’Reilly Fox News we would have to make it good!