retail giant's ambassador Jennifer Hawkins has finally broken her
silence over her controversial nude photo shoot for the fashion
magazine 'Marie Claire' and said that she only did the shoot to
raise money for an eating disorder charity. She has said that she
does not see herself as a poster girl for body image.
Jennifer Hawkins was embarrassed by the comment of Myer CEO
Bernie Brookes, who recently revealed that he was not informed
about her nude photo shoot. Speaking to the Confidential, she said,
"I didn't do this for PR - I did it to raise awareness for the
Butterfly Foundation which helps men and women with eating
The former Miss Universe said that she was unaware that the
images would be used to present her as a woman with flaws. She did
not see myself as a poster girl for body image. Hawkins said, "But
you wouldn't know that because it has hardly been mentioned - and I
had no idea that what was a good intention to promote healthy
eating and lifestyle could snowball out of control as it has."
However, the furore started after radio host Bianca Dye slammed
the magazine for presenting the 26-year-old as a role model for
female body image. Dye objected to the nude pictures saying it "is
just not right" for the magazine to be pushing her as the pin-up
for female body confidence.