Dozens of nude models brave cold, rain for Polar Bear Paint

Dozens of nude models brave cold, rain for Polar Bear Paint Photo: AP

February 11, 2018 05:21 PM

NEW YORK (AP) — Cold feet can't stop naked models from parading around New York City.

Dozens of body-painted models walked through the chilly streets and posed for photos in a drizzle on Saturday as part of the Polar Bear Paint, a nude spin on the traditional polar bear plunges that see people in swimsuits dive into frigid waters to celebrate the New Year.

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The Polar Bear Paint was organized by artist Andy Golub (GAH'-lub), who uses body painting as a way to promote human connection through art.

The models were painted in a Times Square studio and then gathered outside, where the temperature was about 50 degrees Fahrenheit (10 degrees Celsius) and a fairly heavy rain subsided and then stopped.

Golub says the Polar Bear Paint models "almost brought the sunshine" with them.

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