Four Miss USA winners posed naked for PETA's newest ad with the message, "Feel Beautiful in Your Own Skin, and Let Animals Keep Theirs." Susie Castillo, Shandi Finnessey, Shanna Moakler and Alyssa Campanella also pledged to go fur-free.
"I've been an animal lover all my life, and the more I learned of the torture that animals go through in the name of fashion, I just think it's so unnecessary ... it's unbelievable to me," Castillo said. She said she felt "blessed" to be a part of the campaign "to take a stand united and to tell the pageant industry not to support the fur industry."
The ad was shot by Fadil Berisha and is one of many for the company that teams with celebrities to get their message out. PETA has done ad campaigns with Khloe Kardashian-Odom, Wendy Williams, Olivia Munn and Evelyn lozada.
"As long as I'm the director of Miss Nevada, we will never award fur coats as prizes, and I urge my fellow pageant directors to make the same pledge," Moakler said in a statement to PETA. "Kind people today are taking a stand against cruelty to animals — so a fur coat is no prize for a compassionate, socially aware woman."