Angela Simmons has bared all in front of the cameras on her hit reality shows and now the pastry co-founder is taking it a step further ad taking off her clothes for a good cause as the latest nude model for PETA’s “Go Vegetarian” campaign.
In the photos, which were released by GlobalGrind earlier this week, Simmons, covered only slightly by her flowing curly tresses and sporting a bright red apple, works an Adam and Eve theme for the shoot as she promotes vegetarianism with the line, “Eating Meat Is a Sin: Go Vegetarian.”
In a video interview with PETA, Simmons explains that she was compelled to partner with animal rights organization after visiting their website.
“I went on PETA.org one day and at the time I wasn’t a vegetarian yet, and I was making the whole transition. I’m a vegetarian now,” said Simmons. “I really want people to know what happens to animals. They have feelings. I think it’s important that we take action. … I want to open people’s eyes up and I want people to check it out. I want to help raise money. … I want to help.”
According to the daughter of Run-DMC’s Rev. Run, she was inspired by her famous uncle, Russell Simmons, a noted vegan, to make the transition to vegetarianism.
“My uncle, Russell Simmons has been a vegan for a really long time. When I was younger, he was vegan and I kind of paid attention here and there. He let me watch a video that kind of threw me off and was like, ‘I don’t want to eat any meat,’ ” explained Simmons. “At first, I was really afraid of doing it because I’m like ‘[without] protein I’m not going to feel good. I’m going to feel weak.’ There’s protein in a lot things and I’m happy with it. I feel lighter. It’s a good feeling.”
Simmons is now the third black celebrity to pose for PETA this year. Actress Taraji P. Henson and rapper Waka Flocka Flame both stripped down and bared all for the animal rights group’s campaign. –nicholas robinson