A model says she’s raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for Australian bushfire relief by offering nude photos in exchange for donations.
Kaylen Ward, 20, is now calling herself The Naked Philanthropist on social media. The Los Angeles influencer and online sex worker was recently looking at coverage of the fires in Australia and wondered how she could help.
“I was seeing all the posts on Twitter about the Australian fires and I was really concerned there wasn’t a lot of media coverage and not a lot of people donating,” she told BuzzFeed News.
That’s when she had an idea. Ward already sells nude photos online, so why not do it for charity? On Jan. 3, she tweeted that anyone who sent proof that they’d donated at least $10 to a list of Australian charities would get a nude photo in their DMs.