Ruby Rose has stripped off for the October issue of Maxim magazine, on sale today. It’s the first nude shoot for the model/DJ, which is in line with her anti-fur stance. It was also done in conjunction with animal rights group PETA, and inside the issue Ruby joins the ranks of other famous PETA spokespeople by declaring, “If you gave me the option of spending a week being naked and vulnerable in public, or I had to wear fur, I’d prefer going nude.” She was photographed by Carlotta Moye at Middle Head Fort in Mosman, Sydney, and in a behind-the-scenes video Ruby says, “I’ve had a relationship with PETA for a long time, and years ago I was gonna do the ‘ink not mink’ campaign. But things got really busy and now I thought this is the perfect opportunity to get a relationship happening with Maxim and PETA as well, and do an ‘I’d rather go naked than wear fur’ campaign.”
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As a substitute for clothes, Ruby dons an assortment of wigs in the shoot. The timing of the issue also coincides with the Australia’s Next Top Model fur controversy, in which several of the contestants were dressed in fur for a tribal-themed shoot. Ruby weighed in on the episode: “They could have so easily used faux fur and even a lot of heavy hitters in fashion avoid fur. It’s unacceptable in this day and age in most people’s eyes and it saddens me that this can still occur.” For more of Ruby, head to maxim.com.au.