On January 22, 2015 the Sun newspaper published a topless photo of a beautiful woman on page 3 just as it had done almost daily for more than 44 years. The models for these photos, who were affectionately called Page3 girls, were natural, young women, chosen for their girl-next-door qualities, posed in pretty locations in non-sexual ways. Sadly, the Sun has not published a topless photo of a Page3 girl since that day.
Back in November, Page3 girls Holly Peers, India Reynolds and Rosie Jones rode 500 kilometers across the country of India sponsored by the Sun to raise money for the breast cancer awareness campaign CoppaFeel. [Click here.]
Rosie is currently in Thailand for 2 weeks, on her own time, volunteering for SoiDog, one of the principle organizations fighting the dog meat trade in the far East. [Click here.]
Rhian Sugden is also a Page3 girl. On her own time as a model she has done a very "ballsy" promo video to fight testicular cancer that has gotten over 8 million views! [Click here.]
Kelly Hall, too, is a Page3 girl. Earlier this month Kelly joined the Help for Heroes team in their climb of Mount Kilimanjaro and raised over £45,000 - £15,000 over the original target. Again, on her own time. [Click here.]
Meanwhile the Sun has replaced Page3 girls with cheaper wire pics of naked celebrities like Kim Kardashian and Emily Ratajkowski, both of whom are personal favourites of ours at BiM, at least in the beauty department, but one wonders what has Kim Kardashian ever done with her millions for charity? What is Emily Ratajkowsky - arguably the most popular model in the world - doing for animals? Honestly, we checked their Twitter feeds for about a month back in time and couldn't find a single thing.
By contrast, a quick check of the Page3 girl's Twitter feeds shows several tweets and retweets for charity, almost every day.
For more than 2 months now the Sun has chosen to feature self-promoting celebrities instead of our favourite Page3 girls like Rhian, Kelly, Rosie, Holly & India. When Page3 girls were taken off Page3 of the Sun newspaper, we lost more than photos of some of the most physically and spiritually beautiful ladies in the U.K. We lost the realisation that female beauty is a good thing, and can lead to good things. That was the most important thing Page3 girls gave us. And it will be our biggest loss if Page3 is gone.