Justin Gaston, who got famous by dating Miley Cyrus for a hot minute and then trying his hand at modeling and singing, is featured in a new ad campaign for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals which was released today and shows the lad in all his nekkid glory. Gaston is joined by Ben Elliott and Giglianne Braga — a couple of up-and-coming wannabe celebs who all star together on the reality series If I Can Dream. Now, I’ve never heard of or seen the show before today but from what I gather, it showcases a group of young people living together as they try to “make it” in show business. Here is one of the new nekkid PETA ads along with some deets about If I Can Dream:
From the makers of “American Idol” and 19 Entertainment comes IF I CAN DREAM, the first completely interactive entertainment property for the social networking set. This group of five fresh-faced young people embarked on a global and domestic tour introducing them to the world and preparing them for their hopeful journey to reach the heights of stardom. Now living in their Hollywood Hills home, they will be groomed, mentored by celebrities and be able to interact, rehearse and test ideas with viewers around the world. In addition, viewers around the world will have the opportunity to audition on MySpace for the chance to make it to Hollywood and live in the If I Can Dream House at www.myspace.com/ificandream With 60 cameras rolling 24/7, viewers will watch the artists experience the truth behind what it takes to “make it” in Hollywood. Simon Fuller will provide the best managers, coaches, etc in the industry to coach the artists. They all stay in the house until one gets a gig, record deal, etc. and moves out Then, next person moves in. It could be anyone around the world! The young artists are American Idol season 9 contestant who joined If I Can Dream after a petition of more than 20,000 fans, Alex Lambert, singer/songwriter Justin Gaston, who appeared in the Taylor Swift video for the hit song “Love Story” and who has already attracted fan attention from his modeling campaigns for Armani and Just Cavalli, actors Drama student from Texas, Kara Killmer, former model-turned-aspiring actor, Benjamin Elliott, and aspiring model Giglianne Braga.
It turns out that Justin Gaston has already left the Dream house because he scored the opening gig on American Idol Kris Allen‘s Summer tour so maybe the show actually works at turning these young artists into stars? After the jump, check out two more photos from this new PETA campaign and watch video from the photoshoot …
It’s kinda hard to tell but Justin has a tattoo on his left hip which reads, “Judge me, O LORD my God, according to Your righteousness” which is Bible verse Psalm 35:24. I think it goes well with the tattoo that he got last year on his wrist. I ain’t gonna lie, the photos are hot … but something about Mr. Gaston just bugs me. Here is the episode of If I Can Dream that features this PETA photoshoot for your viewing pleasure … in case you’re interest in finding out just how nekkid these 3 really got for the shoot:
Yeah, this isn’t a show that I would need to watch necessarily but I can see its appeal for others. This PETA campaign tho, yeah, it gets a thumbs up from me. I’m always up for a good nekkid photoshoot, aren’t you?