Angela Simmons bares almost all to promote animal rights. She says being a vegetarian is almost a religion to her and meshes with her devout Christian beliefs. But what about posing nude?
The fashion designer is best known for appearing in “Run’s House,” the MTV reality show that focuses on rapper and hip-hop music pioneer Joseph Simmons, also known as Rev Run from the ’80s group Run-DMC.
She says the ad for PETA, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, is consistent with her beliefs.
“As a devout Christian, I feel it’s very important to show compassion for all of God’s creations — and adopting a vegetarian diet is the best way to keep innocent animals from suffering,” she said.
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The ad features Simmons reclining, draped in ivy and some carefully styled hair that dutifully covers her private parts. It’s a take on Adam and Eve.
Her uncle, Def Jam founder Russell Simmons, is also a PETA supporter and an outspoken vegan activist.
Simmons joins a long list of celebrities, including Pamela Anderson, Eva Mendes, Alicia Silverstone, Taraji P. Henson and Khloe Kardashian, who have stripped down to promote animal cruelty awareness.
Simmons says she adopted a vegetarian diet 2010 after being inspired by her uncle.
“I eat pretty well, I’m a vegetarian. Hopefully I’ll be a vegan in a couple of years, but I’m taking it one step at a time,” she told Web site GlobalGrind.com, earlier this year.
“My uncle inspired me to become a vegetarian, a vegan, when I was young. He had me watch this video, I can’t remember the name of it, but I was only about 12 or 13 and he gave it to our family.
“No one else watched it except me. At that age, I tried to be a vegetarian and I couldn’t do it because I was in a family that ate so much meat.
“But I finally made the change and it’s been like a year and a half now and I’m pretty proud of myself. I’m feeling good and I do work out a lot.”