Former Miss Universe Stars in Sexy New PETA Campaign
For Immediate Release:
April 12, 2017
Moira Colley 202-483-7382
Los Angeles – Telenovela star Alicia Machado, who was bullied for her weight after being crowned Miss Universe in 1996, proudly flaunts her curves in a steamy new PETA Latino ad campaign that proclaims, “I’d Rather Go Naked Than Wear Fur.” Machado wants everyone to know that confidence and compassion are sexy—wearing corpses is not.
In an exclusive video interview, Machado makes a heartfelt plea to her fans and the entertainment and beauty industries to ditch fur: “Animals are our friends. They’re our companions,” she says. “When an animal is bred to be killed, to make clothing, it is monstrous. … It is something that is terribly cruel, and I think it is the biggest example of the frivolity and superficiality that human beings are capable of.”
PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to wear”—notes that rabbits, foxes, minks, and other animals on fur farms slowly go insane in tiny wire-bottomed cages. They’re bludgeoned, electrocuted, killed, and even skinned alive for their fur.
Machado joins a growing list of celebrities—including Eva Mendes, Jhené Aiko, Roselyn Sánchez, P!nk, Taraji P. Henson, and many others—who’ve bared it all in PETA campaigns.
For more information, please visit PETA.org.