Pirelli’s 2013 Calendar Gets A Philanthropic Twist

There’s something different about this year’s 2013 Pirelli Calendar. Oh sure, it’s still chock full of the worlds great beauties — but this year’s famed Pirelli is celebrating what’s beautiful on the inside too — sans nudity.

Photojournalist Steve McCurry shot this most recent calendar with the intention to “portray women who are sexy without being naked.” McCurry said, “It’s not about their bodies. Or their sexuality. These models are purposeful and idealistic people.” calling the project the “calendar of the soul.”

Women like a pregnant Adriana Lima —  a Pirelli Calendar first — and slew of other superstar models (Isabeli Fontana, Liya Kebede, Karlie Kloss, and Petra Nemcova), Brazilian actress Sonia Braga, and singer Marisa Monte are all featured, and here’s the philanthropic twist. Each one of this group of women supports a charitable foundations and other humanitarian projects, like Kloss’ Perfect 10 Cookies and her promotion of FEED, and Nemcova auctioning off a trip to Brazil for the unveiling and donating the proceeds to Happy Hearts Fund.

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