Australian veterinary students get naked to cover costs
Calendar sales will fund students' graduation ball and the local fire brigade.
It's no secret that veterinary students are dealing with massive student debt and low starting salaries, but Australia's James Cook University Veterinary Science Class of 2015 took matters into their own hands when students needed to raise funds for their "Graduation Ball." The bravest of the class decided to bare all in a “fun and tasteful nude calendar.”
They hope that by uncovering themselves they can cover the cost of their graduation ball to make it more affordable for their friends and family to attend-10 percent will also be donated to the local fire brigade. Their goal is to sell 2,000 calendars, raising $40,000. What better way to celebrate their veterinary achievements with family and friends than with a large, glossy, full-color naked calendar dubbed "Vets Uncovered?"
Just 25 students stripped down for the first of three shoots for the calendar. "We were buzzing with nerves and excitement when we arrived at the property, not quite knowing what to expect," the "About us" section reads on the vetsuncovered.com website. "When it came time to take the first photo, only the bravest in the class volunteered. Slowly but surely, each of us had to undress and pose with a range of farm animals, including dogs, horses, cattle and bison (yes, actual bison!!). By the end of our photo shoot, everyone had forgotten that we were wandering around the farm without any clothes on."
After the success of the initial shoot, more were ready to disrobe. "We finished off the shoot at the vet school, with photos in our lecture theatre, our surgery area and in the yards with our wonderful animals," the website reveals. "We even had a few more students and a lecturer work up the courage to join us for the second shoot after hearing how much fun everyone had at the first shoot."
Photos-even a "full monty" in graduation caps-can be viewed and calendars can be ordered at vetsuncovered.com.