Chris Hemsworth Paints His Nails For #PolishedMan Challenge
On Monday, between two pictures of his impressively muscled body, Chris Hemsworth shared a picture on Instagram of a painted nail as he took part in the “Polished Man” challenge.
I'm a @YGAP #polishedman Being a @PolishedMan isn't just about remembering to buy flowers, how many rounds you shout, or how much you lift. It's about saying no to violence against children. That's why this October I'm painting my nail and asking you to donate to help the 1 in 5 kids globally who are subjected to physical or sexual violence before they turn 18. And I nominate @liamhemsworth @zacefron @robertdowneyjr @renner4real @markruffalo @twhiddleston nail it to end it. Become a polished man here www.polishedman.com @auschildhood , thanks to @laurapanton
“I’m a YGAP #polishedman. Being a @PolishedMan isn’t just about remembering to buy flowers, how many rounds you shout, or how much you lift. It’s about saying no to violence against children. That’s why this October I’m painting my nail and asking you to donate to help the 1 in 5 kids globally who are subjected to physical or sexual violence before they turn 18,” the The Avengers star father-of-three captioned under the post. He finished by nominating his brother Liam Hemsworth, friend Zac Efron, Robert Downey Jr, Mark Ruffalo, Tom Hiddleston and Jeremy Renner.
The Polished Man campaign was created by the Australian-based nonprofit YGAP, which aims to raise awareness for victims of childhood abuse. The charity claims that 90% of all sexual violence against children is perpetrated by men.
Elliot Costello, the CEO of YGAP, found inspiration for Polished Man challenge after meeting Thea, a young Cambodian girl who had recently been removed from an abusive environment by Hagar International, an international nonprofit that works to support vulnerable women and children. Thea painted Costello’s nails before saying goodbye and that gesture stuck with him. He then started painting one nail in honor of the child.
The charity has reportedly raised more than $446,790. Funds raised will go toward creating trauma recovery and prevention programs through donations to organizations like the New York Center for Children and World Vision.
Thanks @chrishemsworth happy to also be a @polishedman and paint a nail this month to say NO to violence against children. 1 in 5 kids globally are subjected to physical or sexual violence before they turn 18. I nominate @hemsworthluke @kellyslater and @jimmyfallon find out more and how to help/donate at https://polishedman.com @auschildhood #polishedman
Thanks for the nom, @chrishemsworth. Happy to paint one nail and be a @PolishedMan this month to say no to violence against children. 1 in 5 children are subject to physical and/or sexual violence before the age of 18 and that’s one too many. Find out how you can help/donate at https://polishedman.com. I nominate the following studs @james_marsden, @thehughjackman, @andybovine, @ders808, @blakeanderson and @deandrejordan6 to become a #polishedman. #nailittoENDit