Not all heroes put on capes. Some put on nothing in any respect.

A Los Angeles-based mannequin says she’s helped direct tons of of hundreds of {dollars} towards Australia wildfire aid, after she promised to reward verified donors by sending them bare pictures of herself.

Kaylen Ward, 20, has began calling herself the “Naked Philanthropist” on Twitter, after her publish promising nudes for donations went viral.

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“I’m sending nudes to every person who donates at least $10 to any one of these fundraisers for the wildfires in Australia,” Ward wrote in a NSFW tweet on Jan 3. “Every $10 you donate = one nude picture from me to your DM (direct messages). You must send me confirmation that you donated.”

The tweet features a photograph of greater than a dozen Australian charities and their contact data. It additionally consists of an NSFW photograph offering a pattern of Ward’s reward, with an angel emoji fastidiously positioned to cowl a sure space.

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Los Angeles model Kaylen Ward, 20, is shown in this photo from her Twitter account.

Los Angeles mannequin Kaylen Ward, 20, is proven on this photograph from her Twitter account.

Kaylen Ward/Twitter

The publish has been appreciated greater than 172,00zero instances and shared greater than 73,00zero instances. It’s additionally generated greater than 3,700 replies.

“I was expecting to raise maybe $1,000, but the tweet blew up,” Ward, who describes herself as an internet intercourse employee, informed Buzzfeed News in an interview.

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Ward claims to have raised greater than $700,00zero so far, based mostly on the receipts she’s seen by means of her DMs. It’s unclear whether or not she’s counting in U.S. or Australian {dollars}.

Shes actually out right here harvesting uncooked sexy vitality for trigger. Mad respect,” one Twitter user wrote in response to her publish.

Intercourse employees are single-handedly saving Australia and I’m right here for it,” stated another.

She says the marketing campaign has come at some private value, as Instagram has shut her account down for violating its guidelines round self-promotion.

“You’re a true hero to Australia,” one supporter wrote in response to her Instagram points. “Thank you for your sacrifice.”

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International Information has reached out to Ward for particulars about how she tallies up her donations. As of this writing, she had not but replied to request for remark.

Ward is hardly the primary mannequin to supply titillating content material for trigger. Two fashions flashed their breasts on reside tv on the World Sequence final 12 months, and later claimed they have been elevating cash for breast most cancers analysis by means of subscriptions to their grownup web site. They didn’t supply particulars about these donations.

It seems that Ward is sending folks immediately towards the charities that want the cash, somewhat than placing the donations in her personal pocket first. Nonetheless, she has sometimes used the wildfire highlight to plug her private adults-only web site, which seems in her Twitter profile. She’s additionally requested for private donations so she will be able to pay her sex-worker mates to assist her reply direct messages on Twitter.

“It’s so much work I have to hire a team,” she tweeted.

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Regardless of the tide of donations, Ward has confronted harsh criticism on social media from customers who query her strategies.

“It’s disgusting that you had to sell nudes for people to donate,” one critic wrote on Twitter. “I 100% disagree with distribution of pornography, but thank you for at least making an effort that caused so much good for Australia. I don’t support how you did it, but GOOD JOB.”

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She says just a few customers who’ve obtained her nudes are actually sharing them freely on grownup websites. Others have re-posted her Instagram pictures to create pretend accounts.

“Leaking someone’s nudes is wrong and illegal,” Ward tweeted on Sunday. “I hate being vulnerable on the internet,” she wrote in one other tweet. “Y’all are mean and cruel … Just imagine if it was you in the spotlight right now.”

Her newest posts recommend her enthusiasm for the mission has soured beneath the load of mounting backlash.

“Y’all don’t even care about the actual charities anymore,” she wrote on Sunday. “Y’all only care about every other aspect. This has lost all its true value and meaning. Y’all are ruining this.”

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Australia commits additional A$2 billion for bushfire rebuilding

Australia commits additional A$2 billion for bushfire rebuilding

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison pledged on Monday to spend an additional 2 billion Australian {dollars} on wildfire restoration efforts, along with tens of hundreds of {dollars} already promised.

Not less than 25 folks have been killed and greater than 2,00zero properties have been destroyed by wildfires which have scorched an space of roughly 48,500 sq. kilometres.

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Dozens of efforts are underway to boost cash for the firefighting and restoration efforts. The subject has additionally develop into a preferred trigger amongst celebrities, notably after a number of impassioned speeches on the Golden Globes on Sunday evening.

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Among the many extra transferring pleas was one from actor Margot Robbie, who shared a number of pictures of her childhood in Australia in an Instagram video.

“I didn’t want to show you more pictures of the devastation. I wanted you to see how beautiful our country is,” she stated.

“It is so beautiful and it’s really hurting right now, and it really needs you to please donate anything you can.”

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