The NEW Marie Claire Naked Issue of 2014 has been released, and I’ve once again summarized it all up for you, even with some pictures and teasers :-). You can click right here, or on the image, to be directed to this article.
It’s back! The biggest Marie Claire South Africa issue of every year; the Annual Naked Issue. But it’s not just to
boobs boost sales, but also for a VERY good cause! This year, the celebrities and Marie Claire are supporting the Organ Donor Foundation, which I’m personally a big supporter of (you’ll find Organ Donor stickers in all my official documents).
Every year they put a new twist to this issue, and comparing this issue to last years, the 2013-campaign is head and shoulders above last years. They not only have more celebrities and personalities to help with the cause, but the theme and styling is much stronger and consistent this year. You can get a preview of what you can expect below, but it’s just enough to make you need to/have to go out and buy this issue! It’s a must!
Marie Claire South Africa
- Issue: March 2013 (Their annual Naked Issue)
- On the cover: Candice Boucher
- Price: R29.95
- Twitter: @MarieClaire_SA
- Editor on Twitter: @AspasiaKarras
Interview with editor Aspasia Karras about why Marie Claire chose the Organ Donor Foundation as the charity this year;
Interview and behind-the-scenes video with cover girl Candice Boucher;
And more behind-the-scenes shots, and more about the sponsor Maybelline;
Biggest Marie Claire Naked campaign
Forty-one celebrities bare all to create awareness for the Organ Donor Foundation
In its biggest Naked campaign to date, photographed by heart recipient Marguerite Oelofse, Marie Claire South Africa asked 41 celebrities to show their support for the Organ Donor Foundation (ODF). On sale from 18 February 2013, the collector’s edition features some of SA’s most prominent celebrities, sport stars and media personalities in the nude.
‘This year’s shoot is sublime, but what really takes one’s breath away is the stories shared by our cover model Candice Boucher, our photographer Marguerite and the many of the celebs who participated,’ says Aspasia Karras, editor of Marie Claire. ‘Each one of them had a donor-related story to share and one can’t help but to relook this very touchy subject and rethink one’s involvement.’
‘Our aim this year is to get everyone not only talking about organ donation, but also to sign up to become a donor, or support the ODF financially. I know I will be doing both,’ concludes Karras.
The special 20-page photo feature in the March issue of Marie Claire not only features the nude celebrities but also shares advice on how to become an organ donor, frequently asked questions and more. From 18 February 2013 Marie Claire will be posting more facts about organ donation, as well as the behind-the-scenes footage from various shoots on the Marie Clairewebsite (Marieclaire.co.za) and the Facebook page (Facebook/MarieclaireSA). To follow the campaign on Twitter, follow @marieclaire_sa or search for #MCNaked.
Celebrities taking part in this year’s campaign include:
- Cover star: Candice Boucher
- Models: Rue Essop, Maryke Pieterse, Nicole Meyer and Kate Menson
- The TV Stars: Pearl Thusi and Bonnie Henna
- The DJ: Stacey Norman
- Model and mother: Lee-Ann Liebenberg and her daughter, Gia
- Spud 2 cast members: Alex McGregor, Genna Blair and Rob van Vuuren
- Model: Tanya van Graan
- Comedians: Siv Ngesi, Nik Rabinowitz and Daniel Friedman
- Singer and Idols finalist: Melissa Allison
- Radio talk-show host: Aki Anastasiou
- Olympic swimmer: Cameron van der Burgh
- Sex journalist and blogger: Dorothy Black
- The ‘Ghetto Tech’ DJs, Crazy White Boy: Konstantinos Karatamoglou and Ryan Murgatroyd
- Bar-One Manhunt Season 2 Winner: Lushwill Rossouw
- The screen goddesses: Roeline Daneel, Lalla Hirayama and Carishma Basday
- Lead singer of Lark: Inge Beckmann
- The muso: Benedikt Sebastian
- Designer: David Tlale
- Radio personalities: Damon Kalvari, Bailey Schneider and Rob Forbes
- Designer: Suzaan Heyns
- Rugby players: Keegan Daniel and Craig Burden
- Entertainers: Jonathan Boynton-Lee, Ty Keogh, Heino Schmitt and Bafikile Rapoo
- Heart recipient and photographer of the campaign: Marguerite Oelofse
- Heart surgeon: Dr Susan Vosloo
‘Through organ donation, one person could save up to seven lives,’ says Jooste Vermeulen, Director of Communications of the Organ Donor Foundation. ‘This includes the use of one heart, up to two lungs, two kidneys, one liver and one pancreas. Tissue such as corneas, skin, bone and heart valves could be donated too, resulting in improving the lives of another 50 people.’
‘Becoming an organ donor is really easy and it costs nothing to register with the ODF. What is very important is to inform your family should you decide to become a donor. This year we want to register 50 000 new donors and we hope that the Marie Claire Naked campaign will help us towards that goal,’ concludes Jooste.
How to register:
Marie Claire readers can show their support by signing up to become an organ donor via Marieclaire.com or at Odf.org.za, or call 0800-22-66-11 (toll free) for more information. Once registered, you will receive an information pack with an educational leaflet, an organ-donor card and stickers for your ID and driver’s licence. Most importantly, we ask that readers discuss their decision with their families, as they would need to give consent at the time of passing. Readers can also show their financial support by signing up for a debit order online at Odf.org.za to support the Organ Donor Foundation, which does not receive funding from the government.
About the Organ Donor Foundation:
The Organ Donor Foundation of South Africa (ODF) is a non-profit organization established in 1988 with the aim of addressing the critical shortage of organ and tissue donors in South Africa through awareness and education campaigns aimed at the public and medical professionals. The ODF is not a medical organization and plays no role in the allocation, or procurement of organs.
- To follow the Organ Donor Foundation on Twitter: Twitter.com/I_Am_AreYou_SA
- Also like the Organ Donor Foundation on Facebook: Facebook.com/organdonorfan