The 2017 Marie Claire naked issue: Indeed, nothing gets between South African celebrities and their charities.
It’s that time of the year again and the 2017 Marie Claire naked issue is in stores and once again features Mzansi top shots who have chosen to strip to nothing to help raise funds for charities of their choice.
On this year’s issue, 19 celebs including chefs, TV and radio personalities, designers, models, athletes and entrepreneurs are featured. Consequently, they have since been campaigning for people to go buy the magazine and support their causes.
Maps Maponyane whose girlfriend is on the cover of the issue has been publicly vouching for her, urging followers on social media to go buy the copy and support her cause.
The @marieclaire_sa Naked Issue for charity is out and it has a whole entire snack on the cover. ?????? #MCnaked2017 pic.twitter.com/XrbRImfhKJ
— Maps Maponyane (@MapsMaponyane) June 26, 2017
For the first time this year, Marie Claire is holding an auction of the celebrity portraits. Subsequently, all the proceeds will go to the celebs’ desired charities.
“This year Marie Claire took a slightly different approach to previous years – in the past, the entire campaign was dedicated to one charity, in 2017 our celebrities are each supporting a single charity or cause – something close to their heart, that they feel strongly about, whether it be education, LGBT rights, animal welfare or women’s rights,” Marie Claire Features Editor Lynette Botha said in a statement.
The event will be held at Melrose Gallery in Johannesburg on Thursday, 13 July 2017.
See the 2017 Marie Claire naked issue team and their charities;
Nicholas Coutts – The Pride Shelter Trust
Giles Edwards – the Isabelo Project
Seth Shezi – Sexy Socks
Lady Skollie – Femme Projects
Eric Bulpitt – he Isabelo Project
Bailey Schneider – Atlantic Hope
Ash Heeger – the Isabelo Project
Thando Thabethe – People Against Women Abuse
Nomzamo Mbatha – Baphumelele Children’s Home
Yoliswa Mqoco – Menzi Children’s Home
Lukhanyo Mdingi – Learn To Earn
Ryan Sandes – the Domestic Animal Rescue Group
DJ Fikile Moeti – the Fix Scholarship
Nicole Fortuin – the Depression and Bipolar and Disorder Foundation
Sanele Xaba – Equal Education
Omuhle Gela and Rosette Ncwana – Home Of Hope
K Naomi – the House Group For Girls
Moonchild Sanelly – St Martin’s Children Home
Meanwhile, some titillating pictures have been shared by celebrities on their social media accounts:
Honored to be a part of @marieclaire SA Naked Issue. Plz get a copy and c details to donate to my chosen charity pic.twitter.com/YR5ZocgpAK
— Omuhle Makaziwe Gela (@Omuhle_Gela) June 26, 2017
Get Your Hard One (copy) Instores right now#stmartinschildrenshome???❤❤❤ pic.twitter.com/sGCFts0jhN
— Moonchild Sanelly (@MoonSanelly) June 26, 2017
Here’s a behind the scene video: