In a new op-ed penned for The Guardian, Baywatch star Pamela Anderson claims she's the reason that Melania Trump and Kim Kardashian West have given up fur.
The PETA advocate, who has posed for the organization in many ads, took to the publication on Wednesday to explain her vegan roots and how she convinced two of the world's most notable names to swear off the style for good.
"Today I wouldn’t wear fur, and I don’t want to glamorise it by wearing faux, but it’s still better than wearing someone’s else’s skin," the 51-year-old wrote. "I sent faux fur coats to Melania Trump and Kim Kardashian, and both have sworn off fur since."
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The actress has also influenced her family to change their eating habits, beginning with her father when she was a child.
She wrote, "My father was a hunter and one day I found a dead deer, without its head, hanging outside our home, dripping blood into a bucket. I cried for days. It wasn’t hard for me to give up something so cruel. I got my father to stop hunting, too."
Her sons' modeling contracts forbid them from wearing fur, too. "They’re both vegan, too, but I never forced it on them," Anderson claimed.
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The article continues to discuss how Anderson's career has changed, allowing her more flexibility in the projects she chooses.
She offers the example of working with "kindred spirit" Vivianne Westwood, a designer who shares Anderson's commitment to environmental causes. "Fashion has so many new fabrics, recycled from the pollution in the ocean," she explained. "You just have to be engaged with the world."
"For the first time in my life I don’t have an army of people making decisions for me. I can finally decide for myself," she concluded.
See Anderson's full piece here.
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