Pamela Anderson is doing PETA proud.
In a personal essay she penned for the Guardian, the 51-year-old former Playboy model discussed how her relationship to veganism has shifted over the years, and how her animal rights activism has trickled up to some other famous folks, like Kim Kardashian and Melania Trump.
While she admitted to wearing plenty of skintight leather in the past without a second thought, Anderson clarified that “today I wouldn’t wear fur, and I don’t want to glamorize it by wearing faux, but it’s still better than wearing someone’s else’s skin. I sent faux fur coats to Melania Trump and Kim Kardashian, and both have sworn off fur since.”
Anderson’s children are also following in her animal-friendly footsteps. “On my sons’ modeling contracts now, it says no fur. They’re both vegan, too, but I never forced it on them,” she wrote.
As for her hyper-sexy persona, thanks in part to those iconic jogs down the beach, the pin-up model said, “I never thought much about the red swimsuit I wore on ‘Baywatch.’ It was a beach show and I thought everyone was watching it for the message — it was sweet! I don’t think any of us was trying to act sexy. Maybe the producers had that in mind, but we weren’t thinking about it.”
And while she now gravitates toward colorful, “feminine, simple clothing,” Anderson wrote, “I never thought I’d be a style icon. Early on in my career I wasn’t really a fan of clothes.”