The Marie Claire Naked Issue is back this year, with a slightly different twist. We asked 19 celebrities to choose the charities that are most important to them, and then pose for a beautiful nude shoot to raise awareness and money for each cause. We’re very excited to announce that this year, you can participate in the Naked campaign by donating to each of the charities online.

Our brave naked celebrities are chefs, actors, much-loved TV and radio personalities, designers, models, athletes and entrepreneurs, and they’ve chosen to support an amazing range of charities that are important to them.

The shoot took place in Cape Town and Joburg in May, and every single one of the celebrities was amazingly gracious in their participation. Here’s a sneak peek behind the scenes:

To see the shoot (it’s the epitome of tasteful nudity), grab a copy of the July issue of Marie Claire, on sale from 26 June.

To hear about why these particular causes are important to the celebs, and to participate in the campaign by donating, go to Marieclaire.co.za/the-naked-issue.

Thanks to Arthur Kaplan for making the Naked Issue possible.