Khanyi Mbau. Picture: Instagram/MarieClaireSA

Local actress Khanyi Mbau broke the internet on Monday after she shared a nude snap of herself on social media.

The nude picture is from the Marie Claire Naked Issue's #DearBody campaign, which features Mbau and other local stars like Tumi Morake, Zodwa Wabantu, Lalla Hirayama and Nina Hastie.

Mbau captioned the image: "#DearBody thank you" 

While the campaign aims to promote body positivity, Mbau's image received mixed reviews on social media, with some tweeps drawing clothes on her body, while others implied that it was a good opportunity to "entertain" themselves.

See more celebrities pose for Marie Claire's #DearBody campaign below.

"This year I was a part of Marie Claire's New Naked campaign, and I wrote a letter to my body. As women we are continuously critiquing ourselves. it’s difficult these days to be happy with what you have. This was definitely one of the scariest most empowering experiences of my life. This therapeutic process made me realize that there is so much to be grateful for when it comes to my body and that my journey with my body is a lifelong one which has taught me so much about being a woman and being proud and making positive and healthy changes if I want to. I am grateful for this campaign and what it has taught me about living BOLDLY and I hope that my bravery and that of the other women will make you take time to reflect on your relationship with your body." - inspiring words from @mosalakaem, who is featured in the New Naked campaign, on shelves today. #DearBody and the New Naked are brought to you in partnership with @americanswissza. Photographs @xx_niquita_xx #bodypositivity #bodyacceptance #selflove #allbodiesarebeautiful

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