Model Strips Down, Reveals His Disability: 'I Want People to See It'
Scope, an organization in the U.K. that advocates for people with disabilities, wants you to take your clothes off — to donate, of course.
With its #StripForScope summer campaign, Scope collected more than 1 million articles of clothing in July to raise money and awareness for people with disabilities. Helping the cause was Jack Eyers, a personal trainer and fitness model who stripped down in the Scope advertisement below, spoofing a famous Levi’s jeans commercial.
Eyers, 25, was born with a rare condition called Proximal Femoral Focal Deficiency, which affects his limbs’ growth. Because of this, he had his right leg amputated when he was 16 years old, The Mirror reported. At the time, he felt like he had no role models with disabilities to look up to. Now, he’s filling that void for other people.
“In the Scope ad I play a guy who takes a charity appeal a bit far. It was fun. The false leg has made me stronger,” Eyers told The Mirror. “I’m determined to show disability needn’t stop you living a normal life.”
“I’m actually now more self-conscious when I wear trousers than when I wear shorts. I’m always wearing shorts,” he later told the BBC. “I want people to see it. It’s part of me. I show it off now.”
Watch Eyers in his #StripForScope commercial below: