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Bethenny Frankel is ready for her body-baring close-up.
The Real Housewives of New York City star and E! Online celebrity blogger has signed on to strip down for PETA's iconic "I'd Rather Go Naked Than Wear Fur" ad campaign.
Frankel says she has absolutely no trouble posing in the buff. She actually appears topless in a 1994 indie flick called Hollywood Hills 90028. (Yeah, we've never heard of it either.)
"I'm unexpectedly not that concerned with body image," Frankel, author of the New York Times best-selling nutritional guidebook Naturally Thin, tells me exclusively. "Take me as I am."
Frankel credits Fendi for getting her stop wearing fur...sorta.
A PETA protest at an event for the legendary Italian fashion house included graphic images of skinned animals.
"I was ignorant," Frankel says. "I felt disgusting...Is a fur-lined jacket or boots really that important?"
Frankel will be photographed on "an iconic New York City rooftop" this summer, according to rep for the animal-rights group.
She joins a long list of celebs who have bared all for PETA, including recent participants like Eva Mendes, Khloe Kardashian, Roselyn Sanchez and Holly Madison. Hunkster Owain Yeoman of television's The Mentalist appears shirtless in a just-released PETA ad promoting vegetarianism.
The physically fit Frankel insists she won't be doing anything special to firm up before the shoot. "Obsessive dieting and working out is not a part of my life," she says. "I do yoga once or twice a week...I'm 38 years old, and this is what I look like."
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