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No Fur, No Clothes: Elisabetta Canalis Goes Buck Naked for PETA Ad

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Looks like Italian model Elisabetta Canalis has had plenty to do since her break-up with George Clooney earlier this year. The leggy brunette is the new face (and mostly, body) of PETA, and she's unveiling her naked anti-fur billboard on Rodeo Drive today at noon.

With this campaign, Canalis joins a long list of bare-bottomed celebs who have stood up to fight wearing the fuzzy skins of animals. Charlize Theron, Pamela Anderson and Eva Mendes -- to name a few -- have also doffed their duds in the name of animal rights.

"Don't buy fur," Canalis said in a statement released by PETA. "Even a little trim [on] your gloves or your bag or your jackets."

Her comment, and the strategically placed billboard, are clearly targeting those most likely to buy fur -- you know, people who can afford it. No doubt every other store in Beverly Hills will be shilling purses and outerwear for fall that's smartly trimmed with the soft stuff.

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As for PETA, the organization has a now well-known affinity for using naked women to call attention to their cause. We're a little worried that a huge billboard of a hot Italian model in the buff will pose a danger to drivers, but maybe naked supermodels are old news to those tooling down Rodeo Drive. Here's hoping.