Animals Animal Rights Maggie Q Nude for PETA and Climate Change By Michael d'Estries Writer State University of New York at Geneseo Michael d’Estries has been writing about science, culture, space and sustainability since 2005. His writing has appeared on Business Insider, CNN, and Forbes. our editorial process Michael d'Estries Updated June 05, 2017 Photo: PETA. Share Twitter Pinterest Email Animals Wildlife Pets Animal Rights Endangered Species Maggie Q, star of The CW's action-thriller series "Nikita," is once again the focus of a provocative and beautiful PETA ad. Back in 2007, Maggie (whose real name is Margaret Denise Quigley) stripped down for two pro-vegetarian ads that featured strategically placed vegetables covering her genitals. "I feel better, I have more energy on and off the set, and I have the satisfaction of knowing that I'm doing something to help stop animal suffering," she said of her commitment to the vegetarian lifestyle. For the new ad, the 33-year-old (now a vegan) is once again nude and covered in body paint representing the Earth. She is asking everyone to “Fight Climate Change with Diet Change” and go veg. “There’s really nothing tied to this issue that isn’t sort of dark and needs to be sort of fixed, in a big way," Maggie says in a video interview for PETA. "There are so many issues tied to the meat industry: social, environmental, humanitarian – all of them. I know that when I’m eating that I’m not hurting the planet; I’m not hurting other people on this planet; I’m not hurting animals; and I’m not hurting nature.” She adds, “Truly, the weight of the world depends on us. It depends on our choices and I that wish people would pick up a book, or watch a documentary, and understand that their choices can really make a difference.” To see a behind-the-scenes of the photo shoot, check out the video below.