Jennifer Aniston of “Friends” fame is stepping up to do her part in fighting COVID-19 in a very unique way.
Fox News reported that the 51 year-old actress just took to Instagram to let her fans know that she is auctioning off a nude portrait of herself that was taken by photographer Mark Seliger back in November of 1995. The black-and-white image shows Aniston crossing her legs in front of her chest as she places her hands on her knees.
“My dear friend @markseliger teamed up with @radvocacy and @christiesinc to auction 25 of his portraits – including mine ☺️- for COVID-19 relief,” Aniston wrote in the caption of her post. “100% of sales proceeds of this portrait will go to @NAFClinics, an organization which provides free coronavirus testing and care nationwide to the medically underserved.”
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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 organization which provides free coronavirus testing and care nationwide to the medically underserved. Link in my bio to learn more about the auction. Thank you again to Mark for allowing me to be part of this ❤️🙏🏼 #radart4aid
“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,” Seliger told Christie’s. “I was given an 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.”
“Immediately after the shoot I recommended Jennifer for the cover of Rolling Stone magazine, which of course she got,” he added. “Since then we’ve worked together many times — she’s incredibly loyal and still as lovely as the first time I met her.”
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Thank you @interviewmag for this birthday surprise. I had no idea this would be coming out today. Feeling proud and honored to be celebrating with this cover. Thanks to the Interview team for celebrating women at every age… turns out 51 is pretty fun. And thanks to @nickkharamis, @melzy917, @alique_studio, @mrchrismcmillan, @gucciwestman — and my sister from another mister Sandy Bullock for talking to me about whatever the hell we were talking about. I love you so much. 🥰🥳
Aniston’s is one of 26 celebrity portraits that were shot by Seliger that are set to be auctioned off, with others depicting the likes of Leonardo DiCaprio and Oprah Winfrey. All proceeds from the sales of each portrait will go to a charity of the subject’s choosing, which is why it’s so special that Aniston herself chose to have hers donated to coronavirus relief efforts.
This comes a month after Aniston let her strong feelings about COVID-19 be known when she posted a throwback photo of herself sticking up her middle finger.
“Dear Covid… You can kindly [email protected]!k off now thank you BYE,” she captioned it.