Female stars pose nude for "pink ribbon"
By Tao Li (Chinadaily.com.cn)
Updated: 2006-10-27 16:15
|The October 2006 issue of Trend
Health. From left to right: Wu Junru, Jiang Qinqin, Yi Nengjing. |
|One of the nude photos of Jiang
As representatives of the
Pink Ribbon Breast Prevention Movement 2006, three female stars Jiang Qinqin, Yi
Nengjing, and Wu Junru hit the cover of the October issue of Trend Health in
their birthday suits in late September, reported the Chongqing Times.
The October 2005 issue of Trend
Health. Front: Li Bingbing Back: Wu Junmei (L) and Zhong Liti (R).
The Pink Ribbon Breast Prevention Movement, an awareness campaign for the
prevention, detection, and cure of breast cancer, falls on the third Friday of
In order to promote public breast cancer awareness, Trend Health has been
inviting female celebrities to pose for the campaign since 2005.
"We believe it is more persuasive and influential to invite female
celebrities to act as representatives," Ms. Wang said, adding that a great many
famous actresses from the Chinese mainland, Hong Kong, and Taiwan are active
supporters of the event.
Though well intentioned, these actresses still courted controversy. Many
doubted the need for the actresses to pose nude to promote women's health, while
others thought the magazine was only trying to increase sales.
"The theme of the October issue is the feminine beauty of the female form, of
which breasts are an important part.The reason we ask representatives to pose
nude is to attract public attention to feminine beauty, and the breasts," Wang
told the paper.
Wang also said that the stars posed for the public interest so they deserve
respect from the public, rather than suspicion of their intentions. The
celebrities posed nude for free, Wang said, and never took a penny from it.
"As public figures, these women are more concerned about public welfare.
Jiang Qinqin, for example, thought the pink ribbon campaign is a meaningful one,
and intended her participation to be a gift for her baby," Wang said.
This is also the first time Jiang made a high-profile appearance in public
since her pregnancy six months ago.