Marie Claire South Africa, March 2014 (NAKED ISSUE)

Marie Claire 3 March 2014

UPDATE: The 2015 Naked Issue is out, and you can just click here to read more.

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Year after year, South Africans look forward to the annual Marie Claire Naked Issue! And year after year, Marie Claire impress readers not just with the caliber of personalities they are able to get to strip it all off, but also the great initiatives these issues support. For Marie Claire Naked Issue of 2014, 36 celebrities was photographed in the nude in aid of The Lunchbox Fund, “a non-profit organisation dedicated to providing a daily meal for orphaned or vulnerable school children in disadvantaged areas around South Africa.”

YOU CAN BUY THE DIGITAL ISSUE OF MARIE CLAIRE SOUTH AFRICA RIGHT HERE.

Archive:

Here are some of the previous Marie Claire Naked Issues, and if you click on the covers, you will be directed to my article about that issue.

Marie Claire 5 March 2011 Marie COVER_MARCH2012_4Col BW.indd Marie Claire 3 March 2013

For the 2014 issue, Marie Claire was able to get the beautiful South African Lee-Ann Liebenberg to “Do a Demi” and pose naked and pregnant, like that iconic Vanity Fair cover with Demi Moore. Unfortunately it’s not a unique concept, and many magazines have jumped at the chance of doing something similar…

Vanity Fair DemiELLE Pregnant nymag

The Naked Campaign kicks off with MasterChef personalities Kamini Pather and Pete Goffe-Wood on the opening page, with the following interesting information to give more background to the purpose of this issue; “12 Million South African children live on less than R20 a day. Only 8 Million are reached by Government-funded feeding schemes. 36 Celebrities bare it all in support of the Lunch Box Fun and the 4 Million children they aim to feed.”

Marie Claire - March 2014

Behind-the-scenes video;

Trending-Booty-Boity

The day this issue arrived on the shelves, it’s only normal for people to talk about it, and share their thoughts on Social Media. The tweet below with reference to Boitumelo ‘Boity’ Thulo’s ‘booty’ that appears in this issue, cause quite a commotion with her fans loving it! So they created the #BoityReaction with a funny look at their reactions after seeing the image. You can read more about the Trending-topic and some of the highlights, by clicking here.  In the image with Boity is Catherine Grenfell and Zama Dube.

The other Celebrities:

Celebrities taking part in this year’s campaign are:

  • Lee-Ann Liebenberg, model and Marie Claire Naked 2014 cover star
  • Chris Bertish, big-wave surfer and The Lunchbox Fund ambassador
  • Kamini Pather and Pete Goffe-Wood, winner and judge on Masterchef SA
  • Tebogo ‘Proverb’ Thekisho and Siya ‘Slikour’ Metane, SA hip-hop artists
  • Zebra & Giraffe: Stefan Henrico, Alan Shenton, Mike Wright and Greg Carlin
  • Mi Casa: Joao ‘J’Something’ da Fonseca, Sipho ‘Dr Duda’ Mphahlaza and Moshe ‘Mo T’ Kgasoane
  • ShortStraw: Gad De Combes, Jake Rubinstein, Russell Grant, Alastair Thomas and Tom Revington
  • Graeme Richards and Katlego Maboe, Expresso presenters
  • Nomuzi Mabena, MTV Base presenter
  • Catherine Grenfell and Zama Dube, radio presenters
  • Nate ‘Protoculture’ Raubenheimer, producer, composer and DJ
  • Vanessa Haywood, Boity Thulo, Zakeeya Patel, Catriona Andrews and Petronella Tshuma, actresses
  • Ryan Sandes, ultra-trail runner
  • Malibongwe Tyilo, blogger
  • Athi-Patra Ruga, performance artist
  • Marc Lottering and Anne Hirsch, comedians
  • Chad Saaiman, musician
  • Adele Blank, dancer and choreographer

Below is a little teaser of some of the personalities, but for the full picture, you’ll just have to buy this issue :-). Remember that it’s available digitally right here if you can’t get hold of a copy, or live outside of South Africa.

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Graeme Richards

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Ryan Sandes and Vanessa Haywood

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DJ Protoculture

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Marc Lottering

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Katlego Maboe

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Chris Bertish (The Lunchbox Fund Ambassador)

It’s once again a great issue all together, and I take my hat off to the Marie Claire team, the 36 people who agreed to take part, and of course The Lunchbox Fund for the great work they’re doing!

How you can get involved:

Marie Claire - March 2014

Marie Claire - March 2014

Press Release:

The Marie Claire Naked Campaign 2014

Thirty-six celebrities go nude in support of The Lunchbox Fund

Marie Claire’s popular Naked issue was launched last night at Mondiall restaurant in Cape Town and features 36 celebrities in the nude in aid of The Lunchbox Fund, a non-profit organisation dedicated to providing a daily meal for orphaned or vulnerable school children in disadvantaged areas around South Africa.

More than 12 million South African children are living on less than R20 a day and The Lunchbox Fund facilitates public donations and volunteers to help provide these children with at least one healthy meal per day at the schools involved. The issue goes on sale Monday, 17 February.

‘We are so very excited about this year’s Naked issue,’ says Aspasia Karras, editor of Marie Claire. ‘Not only do we hope to raise awareness for The Lunchbox fund, but we are looking at raising money too, to help the millions of children in this country enjoy a decent meal each day.’

Marie Claire is inviting readers who have purchased a copy of the Naked issue to share their purchase on social media, by posting a ‘selfie’ with the magazine and including the hashtag #MCNaked. For every 5 000 correctly tagged selfies shared,Marie Claire will donate R5 000 to The Lunchbox Fund to the total of R10 000.

The general public can also get involved with The Lunchbox Fund directly by partnering with the fund, donating money or volunteering. Visit Thelunchboxfund.org for more information.

Celebrities taking part in this year’s campaign are:

  • Lee-Ann Liebenberg, model and Marie Claire Naked 2014 cover star
  • Chris Bertish, big-wave surfer and The Lunchbox Fund ambassador
  • Kamini Pather and Pete Goffe-Wood, winner and judge on Masterchef SA
  • Tebogo ‘Proverb’ Thekisho and Siya ‘Slikour’ Metane, SA hip-hop artists
  • Zebra & Giraffe: Stefan Henrico, Alan Shenton, Mike Wright and Greg Carlin
  • Mi Casa: Joao ‘J’Something’ da Fonseca, Sipho ‘Dr Duda’ Mphahlaza and Moshe ‘Mo T’ Kgasoane
  • ShortStraw: Gad De Combes, Jake Rubinstein, Russell Grant, Alastair Thomas and Tom Revington
  • Graeme Richards and Katlego Maboe, Expresso presenters
  • Nomuzi Mabena, MTV Base presenter
  • Catherine Grenfell and Zama Dube, radio presenters
  • Nate ‘Protoculture’ Raubenheimer, producer, composer and DJ
  • Vanessa Haywood, Boity Thulo, Zakeeya Patel, Catriona Andrews and Petronella Tshuma, actresses
  • Ryan Sandes, ultra-trail runner
  • Malibongwe Tyilo, blogger
  • Athi-Patra Ruga, performance artist
  • Marc Lottering and Anne Hirsch, comedians
  • Chad Saaiman, musician
  • Adele Blank, dancer and choreographer

‘It breaks my heart that so many children are going hungry,’ says Marie Claire Naked cover star Lee-Ann Liebenberg, ‘I never realized that something as small as a peanut-butter sandwich could change a child’s life. Feeding the children at school encourages them to stay in school and highlights the importance of education.’ 

For more information on The Lunchbox Fund, visit Thelunchboxfund.org, follow The Lunchbox Fund on Twitter: (@TheLunchboxFund) and like The Lunchbox Fund on Facebook (Facebook.com/thelunchboxfund)

Marie Claire will post more content, interviews and behind-the-scenes videos of this year’s Naked issue online, as well as more information on The Lunchbox Fund. For all the updates, go to: Marieclaire.co.za.

  • To follow the story on Facebook: Facebook.com/MarieClaireSA
  • Follow Marie Claire on Twitter: @marieclaire_sa #MCNaked

YOU CAN BUY THE DIGITAL ISSUE OF MARIE CLAIRE SOUTH AFRICA RIGHT HERE.

Marie Claire South Africa

  • Issue: March 2014
  • On the cover: Lee-Ann Liebenberg
  • Price: R29.90
  • http://www.marieclaire.co.za/
  • Twitter: @MarieClaire_SA
  • Editor on Twitter: @AspasiaKarras

16 thoughts on “Marie Claire South Africa, March 2014 (NAKED ISSUE)

  1. U should not even look at it if u don’t like . Watching and looking means u like let them be and stop dissing everything ppl do they did not harm anybody just a nude pose

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  4. Even today I am still trying to understand how charity and nakedness goes hand in hand. This surely is the works of the devil, since these celebrities have lot of money, lot of food and clothes why don’t the campaign focus on that. Marie Claire just want sales honestly

  5. People should just mind their own business…………not everyone is going to love you……..and ke mna andizongathandi u-Boity…….I’m her biggest fan and wonke umntu unazo ii-bums …….qha nina aniyazi into enithethangayo kwaye yena ufumene imali ngalanto…….shame on HATERS

  6. Firstly I feel I need to point out the correct spelling of the word is “cause” not course or couse. Secondly our ruling party is raping the country blind, but some here seem to be more concerned about what Marie Claire is teaching our youth? Nevermind the obviously poor education level of the readers of said magazine.
    Good grief people grow up a little – what have any of you done for charity or for the youth of this country. As for implying that a little nakedness would lead to prostitution for a good cause – well that is just as preposterous as the ministers implying that the presidential swimming pool was to be utilised to eliminate fire threats. This is exaggeration at a ridiculous level, either that or we have a panel of conservative/religious extremists.

  7. I couldn’t agree more with Sharon, nakedness for a good course is a pathetic reason for fund raising. It shows lack of creativity in this sex mad world.

  8. There’s nothing wrong with being nude. Those bodies are beautiful and the people stood boldly . Its sad that some ppl are so ashamed of how they look and see the need to put others down. To all the celebs a lot of us SALUTE ur courage to put urselfs out der . And u obviously were expecting the haters to try put u down..

    • No there’s nothing wrong with being nude but isn’t this a fashion magazine or are we all taken in by this ‘hype’. I am not a prudish person by any means but please….. there must be other avenues besides nakedness to put your point across ! In actual fact it’s hard to relate to the actual issue ????

  9. Yes it for a god couse.bt really pose nake?wasnt de enyOther wai,wat r we teachng the youth.dat its good 2 b naked as long its for a good couse

  10. Shooting naked for a good course,what’s next prostitution for a good course? I honestly believe that there are so many ways to do things,but posing naked should have not been one of them

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