Emily Ratajkowski is a carb-loaded calendar girl in a new video for Love magazine's seventh annual advent calendar!
In the video, shot by Phil Poynter, the actress — in a coral and red lingerie — is covered in olive oil and writhes seductively in mounds of pasta. She even pours red wine down her cleavage at one point, all while a sexy soundtrack throbs in the background.
In a quote pictured in the video, Ratajkowski explains, "I love pasta and being greased up in olive oil more than life itself!"
At video's end, she says defiantly, "Stay strong."
The 26-year-old talked about female empowerment in a companion Instagram post for Love, even relating her sexy performance to the spate of sexual harassment allegations rocking many industries. “To me, female sexuality and sexiness, no matter how conditioned it may be by a patriarchal ideal, can be incredibly empowering for a woman if she feels it is empowering to her. The way I dress, act, flirt, dance, have sex — those are my decisions and they shouldn't be impacted by men," Ratajkowski was quoted as saying. "Being sexy is fun and I like it. I should never have to apologize for that... In the wake of the Harvey [Weinstein] fallout and women coming forward with incredible amounts of sexual harassment cases, I have been so disappointed to hear women talk about 'modesty' and 'our responsibility' as if we need to, yet again, adjust to make it 'easier' for the rest of the world. I'm tired of having to consider how I might be perceived by men if I wear the short skirt or post a sexy Instagram."
As Emily wrote on her own Instagram, she definitely took her love of pasta "to new heights," and she also used the occasion to raise up other women as well!