Amanda Beard Explains Posing Nude For PETA

Earlier this week, we learned that Amanda Beard would be baring it all again for a photo shoot, but instead of posing for Playboy, the Olympic swimmer would be showing skin for PETA. And lo & behold, here’s Amanda, in all her anti-fur glory:

Amanda Beard PETA ad Chicago Tribune

(Amanda’s au natural ad, as displayed on the CHICAGO TRIBUNE’s site)

In following up on the fab photo, Dan Steinberg of the temporarily named BEIJING SPORTS SMOG caught up with Amanda to learn why she did the shoot, and why other athletes haven’t been as expressive in supporting controversial causes.

And it pretty much comes down to testicular fortitude. (A more detailed image of Beard’s provocative PETA ad is after the jump.) Read more…