So, Are There Really Nudist Celebrities Out There?
Nudist Celebrities - There’s no denying it, celebrities influence every aspect of our culture. Nowadays, celebrities are brands within themselves: marketing everything from scents (really Khloe and Lamar, a unisex scent?) to low-calorie margaritas (as if being a Real Housewife wasn’t bad enough). A December 2010 study by Klout, a San Francisco-based social media analytics company, ranked Justin Beiber second, behind Barack Obama, in terms of social influence. That’s right; Beiber is almost as socially influential as Barack. As frightening as that is, celebrities influence fashion trends, social trends and even political trends, their power knows no bounds. But how about nudist trends? While a number of celebrities acknowledge that they enjoy practicing a nudist lifestyle (to varying degrees), there is no celebrity eager to emerge on nudism’s behalf – no face to represent no clothing. Would a celebrity speaking openly on behalf of the nudist community be able to alter society’s misconceptions of nudism? It may be a start.
Heidi Klum, who ironically has a major influence in the fashion world, was raised in a nudist home. Currently, she still maintains a clothing-optional home with her husband Seal. Heidi’s not alone. According to the summer 2006 issue of TN, “Bruce Willis enjoys nude sunbathing and is not ashamed to say so”. Other celebrities that have been linked to nudism include Melissa Joan Hart, Jack Black, Kevin Bacon, Daniel Radcliff, Jennifer Lopez, Eva Longoria, Tom Hanks, Britney Spears, Colin Farrell and Shakira.
Celebrity lifestyles are certainly unique, and at times their careers in corporate nudism. Some celebs are initially forced into being nude for roles and end up relating positively to the experience. Jennifer Aniston revealed that she found shooting a nude scene in The Break Up to be “liberating”. Aniston said, “I just got crazy, ripped off my skirt and shouted “Woo! Woo!” There’s something liberating about walking around completely nude”. While Jen may be a little late to what we have been saying for years, we couldn’t agree more.
The spectrum of celebrity influence is larger than ever. It’s the optimal time for a nudist celebrity spokesperson to step up and represent nudism. A figure who is both proud to be a nudist and who is able to inform the public of the realities and the benefits of nudism could be the beginning of the acceptance of nudism in society. So why hasn’t it happened yet? Perhaps celebs are apprehensive due to its controversial nature? Or, they simply don’t feel the need to explain their lifestyle to anyone. It’s an interesting debate that remains to be seen. Yet one can’t help but feel that change is right around the corner.
About the Author (Author Profile)Jordan Blum is a lifelong nudie and co-founder of Young Naturists America.
Good article but I disagree a tiny bit with it, during the recent release of Aniston's movie that takes place in a nudist resort, she gave the feeling that she was a bit suprised to see so many naked people and possibly looked away as much as possible, so I am not too sure how she truly feels about it she seems to tell the press different views on everything. And shooting a nude scene on film does not make her a nudist. I agree with the Helen Mirren comment I have seen many quotes from her about how she supports and practices being nude. But as far as the rest I have yet to see anything from them. What about Alanis Morrisette she has openly come out in support of it.