Our new Eco Angel for January is actress and animal ambassador Katherine Heigl.
Katherine Marie Heigl (pronounced hai-gel) has been working in hollywood since a childhood. You may remember her at the young age of fourteen playing Nicole in the 1994 film My Father The Hero. These days Katherine is best known for her TV roles as "Isabel Evans" on Roswell and "Doctor Isobel (Izzie) Stevens" on Grey's Anatomy, the role she played so well for 6 years.
Ms Heigl is stunning and elegant in her Elle Magazine photo shoot this month (January 2012). She also graces the cover of next month's Australian Instyle Magazine (February 2012) looking absolutely gorgeous in white. The new images promote Katherine's sexy her image, new movie and animal rights campaign.
Look Good. Hate Balls. Save Lives.
Katherine is one of our favourite celebrity animal advocates. We love her new "I Hate Balls" campaign to encourage people to adopt animals from shelters and help bring awareness to the number of dogs killed in animal shelters every year. 5 million animals are killed in shelters across the united states each year. Katherine's new I Hate Balls campaign is part of the Jason Debus Heigl foundation and is such a great cause.
Katherine: "It's easy to lose sight of humanity's capacity for compassion, but in the world of animal rescue I am reminded over and over again of how most people are inherently good and well-intentioned. That's what I force myself to focus on when despair and hopelessness starts to creep in. I choose over and over again to see people's character and integrity as my dogs do. They have set the bar high when it comes to faith, compassion, patience, loyalty and unconditional love and when I pray at night, I ask that I can follow their example more often. These remarkable creatures have put so much trust and heart into the human race: Now all we have to do is deserve it."
The adorable range of I Hate Balls Fundraising Tshirts featuring super cute cartoon dogs and cats. All net proceeds from the sale of the I hate Balls shirts goes to the Jason Debus Heigl Foundation to spay/neuter pets and help stop the killing of animals in shelters. Kaherine & her mother founded the Jason Debus Foundation in honour of her brother who was killed in a car accident. Katherine is an avid dog lover herself having rescued 6 dogs of her own.
This month Katherine trades her short sassy golden locks for messy long brunette curls for her role as Stephanie Plum in the new action comedy One For The Money. Ms Heigl is no stranger to playing the sexy/sassy comedic female lead with starring roles in Knocked Up, 27 Dresses, The Ugly Truth, Killers, Life As We Know It and New Year's Eve.
Katherine scored 15 million for the lead in One For The Money, which includes her salary as one of the film's Producers. Currently on a world wide promo tour to promote the film which is based on the best selling novel by Janet Evanovich. The film opens in the US today, January 27th and in Australia cinemas on February 16th.
As Hollywood's new Golden Girl Katie Heigl has stolen our hearts with her kind spirit and adorable down to earth outlook on life. This Eco Angel is one truly incredible young lady and we can't wait to see what she does next.
This cover story is featured in Eco Glamazine January 2012.