Good morning, Scot Jefferies.
You should probably put your coffee down about now.
Yes, this is your wife, Stacey, naked on the front page of
But she wanted it to be a surprise, and it is for a good
Mrs Jefferies spent lunchtime yesterday naked in the centre
of Dunedin, with only a body-painted Wonder Woman costume as
protection against the elements.
''Scot won't know anything about it until he picks up the
paper, so he'll get a bit of a surprise.
''He'll think: 'Oh, no, what's she done this time?'.''
Mrs Jefferies spent two hours being body-painted by artist
Hannah Gray for her performance, which was all the more
courageous given it was 13degC, with a moderate westerly
wind, at noon in Dunedin yesterday.
''I did think about waiting for a warmer day, but I'm going
into hospital on Friday for a mastectomy and the rest of the
week looked even worse,'' she said.
''I wanted to do something fun to raise awareness of breast
cancer. You don't expect it to happen to you and it really
throws you. I'm losing something that makes you feel like a
woman. I've had my breast so long now that I'll miss it a
little bit. So will my husband.
''I noticed a change in my breast in December, but there
wasn't a lump and you expect there to be a lump. I had no
family history and I'm not in that age bracket and I
breast-fed my boys. You think all those things will keep you
A crowd of supporters and Cancer Society collectors supported
Mrs Jefferies, although she was just being an embarrassing
mum to sons Cole (6) and Ryder (4), who hid throughout their
Wonder Woman mum's heroics.
''It is scary, but I want to be there for my boys, so ... ''