Posing naked in the snow, the new ‘planking’ style craze sweeping the internet during Britain’s freezing weather

January 22, 2013 | by | 4 Comments

A new ‘planking’ style craze is sweeping the internet during the big freeze – posing naked in the snow.

The impromptu challenge was started by care worker Leanne Myers, who posed in her underwear with neighbour Danielle Smith in a bid to amuse friends.

But after posting the photo on Facebook the idea quickly snowballed and a page dedicated naked snow pictures went viral.

A woman poses naked in the snow during Britain's freezing weather

A woman poses naked in the snow during Britain’s freezing weather

The stunts have become an internet craze

The stunts have become an internet craze

This girl shivers in just her knickers and boots

This girl shivers in just her knickers and boots

The group now has more than 5,500 likes and 250 photos showing people of all ages stripping down and covering their unmentionables in imaginative ways.

Leanne, from Durrington, Wilts., has been amazed by the response and has had offers of photos from as far afield as Abu Dhabi.

She said: “It is totally amazing, I really had no idea it would take off like this.

A woman naked in red scarf

Posing in the snow-covered trees

This equestrian saddles up in her underwear in the snow

This equestrian saddles up in her underwear in the snow

The trend was sparked by this picture posted on the Facebook group 'Wiltshire, let's get naked'

The trend was sparked by this picture posted on the Facebook group ‘Wiltshire, let’s get naked’

“People have really embraced it, and a lot of the pictures are of friends of friends, but now there’s some coming in from people I don’t know.

“I’ve had interest from Abu Dhabi and America and people messaging me saying ‘we’re not in Wiltshire, can we send in a pic?’

“They are welcome from anywhere, as long as they are kept tasteful.”

A woman in one one-piece bikini

A woman in one one-piece bikini in the snow

Posing almost nude next to a snow man

Posing almost nude next to a snow man

These three young girls sit in their bikinis at the garden table and drink orange juice in the snow

These three young girls sit in their bikinis at the garden table and drink orange juice in the snow

The group – entitled ‘Wiltshire, let’s get naked in the snow!’ – began on Friday after Leanne and her fellow careworkers battled to get to those they support in the overnight deluge of snow.

After work, as a way to amuse her friends and family, she decided to pose in her underwear with next-door neighbour Danielle and then invited friends to do the same.

“I really did just think it would be a bit of fun, to provide a bit of a giggle for maybe 50 of my friends and neighbours in the village, but on Saturday it really took off,” she added.

A topless woman in the snow

A topless woman in the snow

Another one following the internet trend

Another one following the internet trend

This girl finds in quite nippy when she's posing naked in the snow

This girl finds in quite nippy when she’s posing naked in the snow

“My husband and I went out on Saturday to the club in the village and a lad said ‘Hi Leanne, I didn’t recognise you with your clothes on’. That’s when I knew it had gone a bit further than that.”

Within 24 hours the page had gone viral, and hundreds of people had also shared photos of ever-more inventive ways of obscuring their dignity – using snowmen, bottles, scarves and even a frying pan.

Now Leanne said she wants to turn what started as “nothing more than a bit of a giggle” into a fundraiser for a local charity.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    amazing weve made it on to this site !!! im the lady in the red scarf :)

  2. Anonymous says:

    amazing that we have made it on to the news here… im the lady in the red scarf in the pics :)

  3. Cheeky says:

    Would like to see more of the lady in the red scarf ;)

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