CONTESTS: Maniera Magazine Presents: PETA Photo Competition

PETA Group Competition Photo

MODELS: Mikey Batriani, Sweetest Sands, Jen Tafler, RicoRacer Flux
Photographer: Mikey Batriani

(“People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals”)



We are giving one lucky contestant the opportunity present their very own photo featuring the endorsement of PETA, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals.

PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) is one of the largest animal rights organizations in the world and we would like to help convey their message within Second Life. Maniera Magazine is offering one lucky winner the opportunity to present their very own photo in the December issue of Maniera Magazine featuring their own slogan and PETA’s endorsement.

The winner will:-

– Have their photo featured in the December issue of Maniera Magazine
– Be featured on ‘Confessions of a SL Top Model’ Blog by RicoRacer Flux and Mikey Batriani
– Help present the opportunity to convey PETA’s message through Second Life

To be eligible for selection, please ensure you:

1. Adhere to all Photo Requirements
2. Join the ‘Maniera Readers Group’
3. Complete answers to the questions below
4. The winner must be available between 24 – 28 November for the photoshoot.



– The model may be presented nude but it must be done tastefully and in accordance with PETA’s ethical and moral standards.
– The photo must have PETA’s endorsement and website noted as well as your name.
– You must use a unique slogan to accompany your photo.
– You must be a member of the Maniera Readers Group prior to sending your application.

CONTEST ENTRY: (Place your full perm photo here)



1. What does PETA mean to you?
2. Tell us why we should select you as a winner for the Maniera PETA Photo Competition.
3. Why have you chosen to participate in this competition?


DUE DATE: 11:59PM SLT; 22 November 2009

Please submit your entry to both RicoRacer Flux and Mikey Batriani as follows:

Maniera presents PETA Photo Competition – [Your Name]

The winner will be announced via the Maniera Readers Group.

The Top Three (3) entries will also be featured on ‘Confessions of a SL Top Model’ –

The winner must be available between 24 – 28 November for the photoshoot.

Please submit all applications to RicoRacer Flux or Mikey Batriani by the end of Sunday 22 November 2009. Incomplete applications will be disqualified.

Thank you and good luck!

*Maniera does not endorse political parties in real life.

RicoRacer Flux - PETA Ad


  1. While I am never one to condone cruelty to animals, any in-depth look into PETA and it’s founder Ingrid Newkirk would show that PETA neither cares about the welfare of animals, and worse, is a serious sponsor of domestic terrorism.

    I recently watched a documentary/ biography on Ms. Newkirk (Biography Channel, hardly an ax to grind there, in fact it was an attempt to flatter Ms. Newkirk, but she succeeds in coming across as what she truly is), and what clearly came thru in the program, was how truly disturbed this woman is. Unable to maintain human relations, seething with anger, and in one instance cavalierly tossing a dead bird under a bush as her attempt at a ‘dignified” end to this dead animal (of course, the carcass of the dead bird will attract other animals to the side of this busy 4 lane highway, thereby endangering other animals).

    The cause of animal rights, with all do respect to delicious spring lambs, big tasty beef cattle and juicy little chickens, is so far beneath the rights of humans, that to condone an organization like PETA, that has damaged and/or destroyed 100’s of millions of dollars of private property is reckless and irresponsible.

    Learn the facts about PETA, learn the facts about Ms. Newkirk and her surfer-dude co-founder and what you will find is far more disturbing than the treatment of animals raised and bred solely as food and clothing. If you look at the treatment of farm-rasied animals, versus the realities of life in the wild (ever seen a deer ripped to pieces by a pack of coyotes?) you see that Ms. Newkirk is simply a seriously disturbed person that knows nothing about the true nature of animals, and the harsh realities of animals in the wild.

    If you care about animals, wish to support animal rights (as i do) there are other organizations that do not condone Al Quaeda-esque policies.

    Ms. Newkirk (you would expect) was on her best behavior during the filming of her biography. If that is her “best behavior” you can only imagine how she actually operates on a day-to-day basis. Her raving tirades, her outright disrespect for the dignity of animals and her own endangering of other animals proves that PETA and Ms. Newkirk niether cares, nor quite frankly, KNOWS anything about animals. She neither conducts herself nor her organization in any way, shape or form that I will EVER condone. The sooner PETA is disbanded, and the sooner Ms. Newkirk is put in jail (Guantanamo?) the better off animals everywhere will be.

    Get the facts on PETA and its “ethical” treatment of humans.

  2. I am a huge advocate against animal cruelty and write about it quite often in RL 🙂 I also very rarely wear leather and items made from animals and always try to shop from cruelty free companies. I am glad that this issue is coming into virtual world and that Maniera is sponsoring this issue that is very dear to my heart.

    btw… you guys look hot! sexi mamas and papas 🙂

  3. I am a big animal rights supporter. I am not a vegetarian nor do I spray paint on people’s fur coats but I stand up against animal abuse. How can people not support the rights of animals when they can’t stand up for themselves? Can someone really be heartless enough to turn away from a dog being beaten or any animal being tested on? I am happy to see that someone brought PETA awareness in Second Life. Thank you.

  4. I am glad that someone is finally bringing PETA awareness in Second Life which is global. I don’t agree with most of PETA’s tactics such as harrasing celebrities but the basic premise of saving and protecting animal rights are worth fighting for. WAY TO GO MANIERA MAGAZINE! I have greater respect for you.

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