Eva Mendes Poses Nude to Speak Out Against Fur
As one of Hollywood's sexiest leading ladies, Eva Mendes has shared screen time with the likes of Nicolas Cage, Will Smith, Joaquin Phoenix and Mark Wahlberg. A regular red-carpet knockout, Eva is courted by all the top designers, but you can rest assured that she will never show up to any event draped in fur. In fact, she'd rather go naked than wear fur of any kind!
That's why this sexy Latina posed nude for a PETA anti-fur ad that features the tagline "Fur? I'd Rather Go Naked".
In her interview with PETA US, Eva says, "I want people to know that there are options – that killing a poor animal and wearing it isn't cool … respecting all life forms is cool". We couldn't have said it better!
Like most people, Eva wasn't always aware of the cruelty of the fur trade. She said, "I remember having my first premiere in New York City and being so naïve that I didn't have a coat with me. My stylist sent me a … fur wrap for the evening, and I ignorantly wore it. PETA [US] then wrote me a beautiful letter commenting on my less-than-educated choice. I was so impressed that I vowed to them and myself to NEVER wear real fur on the red carpet or in my life again".
As Eva knows, the fur trade is a violent, bloody industry that has no place in fashion. On fur farms in China – where most fur originates – minks, foxes, rabbits and other animals are kept in tiny wire cages through all weather extremes. They are strangled and bludgeoned, and they are often skinned while they are still alive. Since fur is often deliberately mislabelled, if you wear fur, there's no way to tell whose skin you're in – it could even be cat or dog fur.