My nudity is presented in beautifully: Kelly Brook

Updated: Oct 29, 2012, 13:55 PM IST

London: Model-actress Kelly Brook has defended her decision to shed her clothes in a risqué revue show, insisting burlesque is art form and features nudity in a beautiful way.

The ‘Piranha 3D’ star will join the cast of Crazy Horse`s `Forever Crazy` here for one week as a guest performer next month and she will appear alongside fully naked dancers, reported Sun online.

"It might surprise some people to hear that getting my kit off is not what I`m about. I don`t need to be in a strip show and that isn`t what burlesque is about - it`s so much more than just the striptease.

"It`s an art form which has been around for more than 170 years...," she said.

Brook, 32, previously shed clothes on stage to portray a lap dancer in the 2000 play "Eye Contact", and she also stripped off in a production of Calendar Girls.