Model and actress Cara Delevingne has been open about her advocacy for animal rights, but her latest photoshoot exposes even more of this side of her personality. Delevingne recently announced on Instagram that she is the first ambassador for I’m Not a Trophy, a new organization founded by French artist and photographer Arno Elias. With Delevingne as their spokesmodel, the organization hopes to bring greater awareness to the threats faced by endangered species worldwide.
In the photos, Delevingne poses nude with images of exotic animals (lions, zebras, elephants) superimposed on her skin. Also readily visible in the images is Delevingne’s tattoo of a lion which is located on her right index finger. “I am so proud to be the an ambassador of @imnotatrophy organization to create greater awareness in the malicious acts of trophy hunting and poaching of endangered species!” the model stated on her Instagram page.
According to the organization’s website, the photographs are empowering images for young women, as well as being a call to action to protect endangered species. “This imagery of Cara Delevingne with endangered species printed on her skin is a great driving force because she does not only deliver a message to address the memorial of these hunted species but to empower young women. These photographs show the freedom and liberation of women and the voice to make an impact on a greater cause.”