Celebrities around the world are coming forward to help the less privileged during these trying times. From donating money to various relief funds to raising money through different initiatives, they are doing their best. Similarly, Jennifer Aniston known famously for portraying Rachel in the legendary show Friends, is raising money in a unique way. The 51-year-old actress broke the news on her social media that she will be auctioning off her nude portrait.
The black and white image where she is seen crossing her legs in front of her chest was shot by Mark Seliger in 1995.
Taking to her Instagram she wrote —
My dear friend @markseliger teamed up with @radvocacy and @christiesinc to auction 25 of his portraits – including mine- for COVID-19 relief… 100% of sales proceeds of this portrait will go to @NAFClinics, an organisation which provides free coronavirus testing and care nationwide to the medically underserved.
Have a look at the post here:
Besides Jennifer, Seliger’s 25 other celebrity portraits will also be auctioned off. It includes images of Leonardo DiCaprio and Oprah Winfrey to name some. Proceeds from each sale will go to the charity of the star’s choice.
Talking about his friendship with Jennifer, the photographer said —
The first time I met Jennifer Aniston I knew she was going to be a big star. It was uncanny — you thought you knew her, or at least wished you knew her. I was given the assignment to photograph the cast of ‘Friends’ and they were still a little stunned at how quickly the show had taken off. There was a wonderful stylist, a massive ball of energy, named Chris McMillan who was responsible for the famous ‘Rachel’ cut.
He also added —
Immediately after the shoot I recommended Jennifer for the cover of Rolling Stone magazine, which of course she got. Since then we’ve worked together many times — she’s incredibly loyal and still as lovely as the first time I met her.
Kudos to you, Jen!