In a rather surprising but heartwarming gesture, Alfa Romeo F1 driver Valtteri Bottas has embarked on an unconventional fundraising mission to support Movember, a movement dedicated to raising awareness about prostate and testicular cancer. The 34-year-old Finnish driver, known for his fearless attitude on the Formula 1 track, has chosen an unusual path to contribute to this noble cause – by launching a nude calendar.
Bottas has never shied away from using his unique charm and sense of humor to attract funds for various charitable initiatives. This time, he has taken it to the next level with a calendar that features him in the nude. But this isn’t the first time Bottas has bared it all for a cause.
Earlier this year, he made headlines with an amusing ‘Australian’ transformation, complete with a stylish mullet. The bold move not only grabbed attention but also showed his commitment to making a difference.
One memorable moment in Bottas’s philanthropic journey was when he was photographed in the nude while standing in a river. A larger-than-life print of this image was even presented to his teammate, Lewis Hamilton. However, Bottas has now upped the ante by featuring in 13 distinct nude images, enough to fill an entire calendar.
Each month in the calendar showcases a unique photograph of Bottas in the nude, set against captivating backgrounds, all expertly captured by his talented friend, Paul Ripke. Priced at a reasonable $20, with $5 from each sale going directly toward Prostate Cancer Research, this calendar not only raises eyebrows but also much-needed funds for a crucial cause.
Valtteri Bottas’s commitment to Movember doesn’t stop with his daring calendar. He has consistently shown his support for the campaign by sporting a moustache sticker on his helmet during races. In addition to this, he once released a limited edition print of a photo that unexpectedly went viral on social media, further emphasizing his dedication to making a positive impact.
After the excitement of the 2022 Miami Grand Prix, Bottas decided to extend his stay in the United States and embark on some unique adventures. One such adventure included a refreshing dip in a stream in Aspen, Colorado. A photo of him swimming with his backside partially exposed to the world quickly went viral and helped him raise an impressive £40,000 for charity.
“I still haven’t signed any, maybe in the autograph session tomorrow, maybe I’ll see some.
“I was seeing some photos of people taking pictures, some have it in their living room or kitchen or bedroom.
“What is incredible that that’s the power of social media. We got €50,000 for charity in 24 hours with a picture of somebody’s bum like this. It’s crazy.”
For fans and supporters looking to join Valtteri Bottas in his mission to make a difference, the nude calendar is available for purchase on Bottass.com. By buying the calendar, you not only get a captivating piece of art but also contribute to the fight against prostate and testicular cancer.