Outside the Pool. Again.
Olympic swimmer -- and part-time nude model -- Amanda Beard has exposed herself again ... but she didn't do it for her own exposure this time around (see previous: Amanda Beard in Playboy) ... this time she's showing some skin to get under yours and expose the reality of cruelty to animals at the expense of the human fashion condition.
The efforts were effective on Chinese authorities, who insisted that the risque ad only be displayed outside the Olympic Village. Beard herself is surprised by the controversy the ad has sparked. 'Cause, you know, it's always a shocker when controversy arises from a publicity stunt intended to created controversy.
On a side note, the former gold-medalist also happens to be swimming in the 2008 Beijing Olympics. The starting gun for the Women's 200m Breaststroke event will fire on Wednesday at 7:30pm Beijing time, which translates to 7:30am EDT / 4:30am PDT. Yeah, I won't be tuning in. But I hope she takes the gold medal and maybe even breaks a record like her USA Swimming teammate Michael Phelps did last night!