Rita Ora has joined the numerous other celebrities to bare their body for a magazine after posing nude for Liu, the Daily Mail reported this week.
Rita shared the NSFW cover image on her Instagram account Friday, confirming that she will appear in the upcoming magazine for men. The caption under the image shed some light into why Ora decided to do the photo shoot in the buff.
“‘FREEDOM’ Being ME without permission.”
This is not the first time that Rita has bared her body for the camera. Last month, Ora shared photographs from her Miami vacation featuring the 25-year-old musical talent in bikinis.
Rita Ora shared several of those types of images, according to E! Online. Other celebrities have also done that in recent weeks, including Gwyneth Paltrow and Jessica Simpson during their week-long Mexico vacations.
Rita posed nude for Terry Richardson, a famed photographer for celebrity nude photos. Richardson teased the Ora pictures were coming nearly a week ago on his Instagram account with a SFW picture of the “Black Widow” singer.
But in a NSFW Instagram post, Richardson’s caption explained that he time spent with Rita and her team was enjoyable while also complementing her. Several other images of Ora appear on Richardson’s Instagram feed.
“I photographed @ritaora for the cover of @luimagazine and not only does she look smokin’ hot, but hanging with her and her team for the day was so much fun! Thanks guys!!”
Richardson has been a part of numerous celebrity shoots in the past, including one of Miley Cyrus in 2015 that made headlines for its lewd nature. Cyrus posed for the pictures a few months before she returned and Liam Hemsworth rekindled their love for each other, the Inquisitr reported.
The press surrounding Rita Ora after the photo shoot has not been kind. The Telegraph opined that while other nude images of celebrities in the past have been worthwhile and meant to lend credence to a cause, that isn’t the case for the Ora photographs.
“There will be people who say that you’ve set a bad example by taking topless photos. I don’t agree with them. I think you’ve set a bad example by taking your top off without any good reason.”
Rita Ora isn’t the only famous singer to bare it all recently for magazines. Fellow artist Demi Lovato did late last year for two separate magazines, including an impromptu shot shortly after the death of her grandfather. Selena Gomez used a photo shoot last year to combat fat-shaming on her Revival album cover, The Inquisitr reported.
Actress/singer Lady Gaga may have outdone the trio, however, with her latest nude selfie. Gaga and her boyfriend Taylor Kinney posed nude after a sex session for the cover of another magazine, a significantly more intimate moment than Rita Ora shared for the magazine cover.
The nude images haven’t just come from musical artists, either. Miranda Kerr – a model who posed nude for Harper’s Bazaar – drew publicity because the covers of the magazine were pulled off shelves at several Australian grocery store chains despite having her private areas covered.
Joining Rita Ora – who is the ex-girlfriend of Rob Kardashiani – in sharing racy photographs were sisters Khloe and Kim Kardashian. Khloe did so in December, showing off her new body image after extensive working out and training. Kim did so for the opposite reason, baring her breasts and body for a shot last summer to remove doubts she was pregnant.
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