Former Miss USA pageant winner 2003, Susie Castillo has decided to strip down and say "no" to fur along with three other Miss USA winners Shanna Moakler (1995), Shandi Finnessey (2004) and Alyssa Campanella (2011), who have all teamed up with the animal rights group PETA in a sexy new ad campaign touting the phrase "Feel Beautiful in Your Own Skin and Let Animals Keep Theirs."
The new campaign was sparked in an effort to keep fur out of pageants.
In addition to posing for the pictures, the Boston native Castillo has taken it upon herself to let people know how strongly she feels about this campaign. Castillo recently sent a letter to the Miss Massachusetts pageant thanking them " from the bottom of my heart" for not awarding furs to the pageant winners, something that is still done in some states. She also admitted in an interview with PETA that she has always been an animal lover and the things they have to go through for fashion is insane.
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According to PETA, although this is not a season for fur, summer is one of the worst seasons for animals with many of them, especially the young ones, dying of heat exhaustion in cramped conditions.
Other celebrities who have chosen to bear it all for PETA include Charlize Theron, Olivia Munn and Elizabetta Canalis.