"Naked Philanthropist" Model Sends Nudie Pics to Raise $700K for Australian Bushfire Crisis

January 7, 2020

iStock / Getty Images Plus


A model now known on social media as the "Naked Philanthropist" lived up to her new name when she promised to send nude pictures of herself to fans who donated to fight Australia's bushfire crisis. "I’m sending nudes to every person who donates at least $10 to any one of these fundraisers for the wildfires in Australia," California-based Kaylen Ward wrote Friday on social media alongside a list of charities. "Every $10 you donate equals one nude picture from me to your DM. You must send me confirmation that you donated." The 20-year-old claims she managed to raise $700,000 since then, but it came at a cost: Instagram shut down her account. "My IG got deactivated, my family disowned me and the guy I like won't talk to me all because of that tweet," Ward tweeted in response. "But f**k it, save the koalas." Ward has reportedly worked as a nude model since August and changed her social-media handle to The Naked Philanthropist after launching the Australian fundraiser. On Tuesday, she told TMZ she now has plans to launch an entire GoFundMe-like platform that would trade nude pics for donations to worthwhile causes.