You have nothing to lose but your clothes! Topless tour is a ‘viral craze’ that’s actually good
Students go topless in front of stunning scenery
Just when you thought you were bored of these Facebook “viral sensations”, a craze has come along that you might actually like.
The Topless Tour, created by a trio of UK students, sees free spirits strip off and pose in front of stunning natural scenery around the world.
And now the craze is spreading, with 126 people (at last count) all over the world ditching their clothes and feeling what it is to be free.
The tour was started by Olivia Edgington, Lydia Buckler, and Ingvild Marstien Olsen when they performed a half-naked yoga position on a hill in Norway two years ago.
Olsen told Orange: “We had been for a walk around the lake and very spontaneously decided to see how cold we could really feel – it was then we lost our topless virginity.
“So far we haven’t got in too much trouble, we get the occasional tut and shake of the head, but generally the response is surprisingly more positive. We still always seem make people smile and laugh – especially when we’re on skis.”
The trio, who study at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance in Greenwich, say they are “uniting people across the globe to feel the freedom and share their beauty with the world.”
Edginton, 21, added: “The Topless Tour is the opening of your bare chest and heart to the world.
“Everyone is very proud of the message, our parents think it’s really refreshing for young women to be embracing who they are and love for their body.”
Nude fans soon began sending in their pics to the Topless Tour Facebook page, which boasted 9,200 likes when we discovered it.
From the deserts of Utah to the beaches of Cambodia, people from around the world have joined the tour and shared incredible photos.
One memorable snap sees a woman holding a shotgun over her head in snowy Norway.
Another sees a group of men sitting in the lotus positions with bunches of bananas covering their modesty.
And yoga is a recurring theme throughout their album, which now stands at 126 photos and counting.
The Tab’s resident nudist Marius Cucuruz said: “The Topless Tour shows there is a way to use social media vanity for positive ends. Unlike Neknominate, this fad is harmless and joyful – there isn’t a drop of vomit to be seen.
“I think it was Marx who wrote that the proletariat have nothing to lose but their chains, but he could just as well have been talking about Facebook users and their clothes.”
To follow the journey, visit the Topless Tour Facebook page or @the_topless_tour on Twitter.