December 20, 2012
Eco News Network presents our favorite eco-celeb of the week. We love seeing what celebrities are up to, and that doesn’t mean when it comes to movies, television or music albums, but with how they’re giving back to the planet. This week, model Joanna Krupa caught our eye for her talent, animal activism and eco-efforts. Check out how she protects Mother Earth.
Joanna Krupa has been making headlines recently for drama on “The Real Housewives of Miami,” but that’s not all she’s good for.
The 33-year-old model is well-known for her apparent sexiness and great figure, which have had a helping hand in her career. Some consider her a great model; after all she was named “the sexiest swimsuit model in the world by Playboy.” However, others find her quite controversial, especially when it comes to her PETA ads.
On numerous occasions, Joanna has posed for PETA’s “I’d Rather Go Naked Than Wear Fur” campaign. She loves animals and isn’t afraid to show it.
Her most recent anti-fur ad shows the model has humor for a serious situation. Check out the image here.
While posing for the ad she said, “I wanted to do this campaign to keep talking to people about how bad fur is. Stop! Fur is not sexy. It’s not cool. You’re walking down the street wearing fur — you really look like an idiot!”
One of Joanna’s other campaigns caused quite a stir when she posed as an angel with a cross over her naked body and a group of puppies scattered below her. The PETA ad encouraged everyone to adopt and not buy pets.
Catholics were not happy and here’s how she responded, “It’s understandable that the Catholic League is wary of another sex scandal, but the sex we’re talking about pertains to dogs and cats. As a practicing Catholic, I am shocked that the Catholic League is speaking out against my PETA ads, which I am very proud of.
“I’m doing what the Catholic Church should be doing, working to stop senseless suffering of animals, the most defenseless of God’s creation. I am a voice for innocent animals who are being neglected and dumped by the millions at shelters. In my heart I know that Jesus would never condone the suffering that results when dogs and cats are allowed to breed.”
In addition to her PETA campaigns, Joanna also reaches out to other fur-wearing celebs like the Kardashian family.
In February 2012, Joanna started a petition to stop the famous Kardashian store Dash to stop selling fur. Kim Kardashian is known for wearing fur and is constantly targeted by PETA.
Joanna explained her anger to FOX411.com, “Because I am fed up with them always wearing fur while being fully aware that many girls view them as a fashion inspiration, and even role models. Being a star comes with not just fame and fortune, but with awareness and responsibility.
“What angers me the most is that Khloe did an anti-fur PETA campaign, so you would think if she was so against fur, she wouldn’t allow it to be sold in their stores. Plus she would talk some sense into her sisters and never put it on. It actually saddens me that one now has to question the genuine motivation behind Khloe’s PETA campaign.”
Joanna is not one to apologize for her beliefs, or stand down when others put animals in harm way.