Ulrika got her kit off for a good cause (Picture: Rex)
In nothing but her wellies, Ulrika Jonsson casually posed nude in her back garden all with the aim of raising awareness for men’s mental health.
Wearing an orange flower in her hair and tipping a wheelbarrow like she was about to get to work in the nuddy (not recommended), the 53-year-old insisted ‘it’s never unmanly to talk’ in the important post.
She wrote: ‘To mark us becoming 150k strong on this page, I’m baring myself for @strongmenorguk .
‘Text STRONG to 70085 to donate £5 to help men cope with bereavement; open up and talk about grief.
‘It’s never unmanly to talk.’
Ulrika added: ‘NB. No flowers were harmed in the making of this.’
Good to know.
Keen to bare all for the initiative, Ulrika – whose sunflower and heart tattoos were on display on her upper arm – went on to nominate the likes of Ore Oduba, Saira Khan and James Cracknell to follow her lead. All for a good cause, of course.
The presenter’s fans were overwhelmingly supportive of her post and the initiative as they chimed in the comments with rounds of applause.
With a double-barrelled compliment, one chimed in: ‘I applaud what you are doing. You look great by the way.’
‘[Said] it before and will say it many times, your Insta is brilliant,’ a follower replied. ‘Great cause and love your ability to just be yourself. UlrikaKaKaKa always being fabulous.’
Another loved Ulrika’s filter-free post as they wrote: ‘Omg this is EVERYTHING!!! NOT A FILTER IN SIGHT! Thank you beautiful Lady for your realness.’
The Gladiators star is a breath of fresh air when it comes to body image, and in the past has called out stars like Jennifer Lopez and Jennifer Aniston for what she deemed their ‘perfect’ bodies.
Not about to let comments on her own images steal the narrative, either, she recently set the record straight after a follower pointed out how ‘thin’ they thought Ulrika looked and asked if she was ok.
Ulrika – who has been open about her weight struggles after suffering from a degenerative disc disease – responded: ‘I don’t have an eating disorder but I think the constant commenting on women’s size is unhelpful.
‘I spend my life cooking, eating and feeding.’
Going further, she insisted she was trying to put on weight, adding: ‘I’m trying to put on weight, just not nice to hear unhelpful comments but I see where you are coming from. Sending you lots of love.’
She previously said about the disease and the effect it had on her weight: ‘It was this suggestion that I was inflicting all this on myself willingly that got to me… it was incredibly frustrating because the suggestion that I would risk my health for the perfect body goes against everything I’ve ever believed in.
‘I’ve never been obsessed about the way my body looks – all I’ve ever wanted is to be healthy, because without our health, we have nothing.’
Credit: Original article published here.