It was a chilly night in Melbourne on Thursday – but that didn’t stop Gold 104.3 radio stars Jo Stanley and Anthony ‘Lehmo’ Lehmann launching Australia’s first ever NAKED restaurant.
The Jo & Lehmo breakfast show duo bared almost everything as they joined a host of completely nude foodies to sample the menu at The Noble Experiment in Collingwood.
But it was all about celebrating healthy and positive body image as guests enjoyed the clothing-optional event, with Lehmo declaring the next morning: ‘It was a full party.’
Clothing optional: It was a chilly night in Melbourne on Thursday but that didn’t stop mother and daughter Vicki and Estelle Ferrie stripping off to attend Australia’s first ever naked restaurant
The occasion dubbed ‘Jo & Lehmo’s Nude Food’ was inspired when the co-hosts heard about London’s first naked restaurant Bunyadi, which has over 30,000 people on the waiting list.
But far from being a titillating affair, the clothing-option eatery instead championed different body types, including those of all shapes and sizes and people affected by disease and injury.
The guest list included Alison Zarafa, who is in remission from a very rare form of cancer, who said proudly: ‘The way I look at it, it’s OK to have fear but don’t let fear stop you.’
Baring all: All of the guests arrived clothed but many stripped naked to enjoy the unique dining experience
She continued: ‘I fought an extremely long and hard battle for a year and thee days I look at life extremely different, and I’m blessed every single day of my life.
‘I have amazing family, friends, and partner and gorgeous son… and I want to look back when I’m old and I want to laugh about the things I’ve done, and this is one of them,’ she concluded.
Meanwhile, pictures from the night show a variety of Melbourne residents looking in thoroughly good spirits as the enjoyed food and cocktails in the buff.