Giving The Shirts Off Their Backs

By Les Fabian Brathwaite


This year proved hard for a lot of people. It proved hard for them to keep their damn clothes on, particularly if their name started with “Miley” and ended with “not Hemsworth.” While some were quick to slut-shame or otherwise harshly criticize all this scantily-clad chicanery, not all nudity was for publicity nudity’s sake. This year, hotties the world over doffed their clothes for a cause; whether it be for charity, to raise awareness or just to gift the world with their own hotness. After all, in the end giving is its own reward. Let’s take a look back at the year in not-so-gratuitous nudity.

The lovely limey lads of the Warwick Rowers Club teased us with their oft-nude shenanigans.


naked-rowers-bts-squirt-2…and over…

rowers-bts-6…and over again. But it was all for charity. Proceeds from said shenanigans go towards the anti-bullying and anti-homophobia charity Sport Allies.

The Rowers have apparently set off a trend in the UK with other collegiate athletes stripping down for their favorite charities:

6a00d8341c90b153ef01a3fb338e34970b-500wiSheffield University

6a00d8341c90b153ef01a3fb3382aa970b-500wiOxford University

6a00d8341c90b153ef019b03bf1b33970c-500wiCardaiff University Athletic Union

naked-bi-skydiveAlso across the pond, Brit bisexual diver Dan Cope skydived in the buff for some terminally ill kids.

DSC01796EditSpotCropGay rugby team the Nashville Grizzlies stripped down for their own calendar to raise money to attend a memorial cup in honor of 9/11 victim Mark Bingham.

BY-gPHQCQAA1Fb6Jeff Probst got naked with some bacon for Two and a Half Men, which can only be seen as an act of mercy since that show should’ve been dead years ago.


Future nudist colony resident/activities manager Miley Cyrus eschewed clothes just about anytime she could this year, but this campaign for Marc Jacobs actually benefits cancer research and not just her reputation for being a stunt queen.

wrecking-ball-parodyMiley gave us so much in 2013 that the internet had to give back. And naked dudes came in just like a wrecking ball, whilst riding one, to offer their thanks to Lady Cyrus.

parody5God bless her.

Screen Shot 2013-07-22 at 6.45.26 PMMeanwhile, fellow pop tart Lady Gaga got naked for her art (or something) and her ARTPOP, which needs as much as help as possible these days.

butch_hogan_ian_somerhalder_07Ian Somerhalder stripped down to raise awareness of how hot Ian Somerhalder still is. A worthwhile cause if there ever was one.

Colorado-Photo by Andrew EcclesBroadway Bares 23 raised temperatures and funds for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, this year taking the audience on a clothing-optional road trip across America.

GT-BalletBoyzGayTimes‘s annual naked issue — benefiting England’s leading AIDS charity, the Terrence Higgins Trust — featured a host of hotties including the Balletboyz (above)…

GT-Jack…actor Jack Jefferson…

GT-Ashley…as well as Olympians Ashley Mckenzie…

Chris MearsAnd Chris Mears.


Olympian speedskater Blake Skjellerup rivaled Mears’s Team GB teammate Tom Daley for his aversion to clothing, but Blake was only (mostly) doing it to raise awareness of how hot and openly gay he is so he could make it to the Sochi Olympics where he would be hot and openly gay in the face of Russia’s anti-gay propaganda law.

pike-naked-frat-party-inviteThe frat stars of University of Michigan’s Pi Kappa Alpha decided to let their patriotic flag fly, ultimately leading to their suspension. Alas, it was all in the name of their country. And to land some sorority snatch.

Naked chefs and Zesty men were all the rage this year, but this particular culinary cutie cooked up pro-gay pastas in the wake of Barilla chairman Guido Barilla’s anti-gay tirade.

What were your favorite charitable acts of nudity this year?

Source: Giving The Shirts Off Their Backs: The Year In Not-So-Gratuitous Nudity

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