Andy Cohen stripped his clothes off in the middle of New York City to recreate a photo shoot from 30 years ago, all in the name of awareness.
In honor of May being Skin Cancer Awareness Month, Cohen partnered with EltaMD Skincare to remind everyone to get a skin check with a dermatologist and wear sunscreen. And what better way to capture attention for this important cause than to do it without clothes?
Andy Cohen Takes It All Off In NYC To Recreate A Photo Shoot From Three Decades Ago
Cohen, 54, shared two photos on Instagram, one from 30 years ago and the recently recreated photo. He captioned the post, “Thirty years ago, I posed for photographer @spencertunick (swipe for that image). And I did it again…May is #SkinCancerAwareness Month, and I’m partnering with @eltamdskincare to remind you to wear sunscreen and #GetNaked… for a skin check with your dermatologist.”
The caption continued with a plea to remind others of the importance of seeing a dermatologist and using sunscreen and a great incentive for doing so.
“Tag your friends who need this reminder in the comments! For every tag in the next 30 days, @eltamdskincare will donate a bottle of sunscreen to the @curemelanoma foundation, up to $100,000 in value #EltaMDPartner.”
The recent photo is a recreation of Cohen’s shoot in 1994, where he posed between the front legs of one of the lion statues outside the New York Public Library in New York City. Both of the photos were taken by the same photographer, Spencer Tunick.
Andy Cohen’s Friends And Fans Had Something To Say About Both His Photo Shoots!
Nearly 4,500 responses to his unique photos filled the post’s comment section.
Bravo TV had a question and message for Cohen, “…but were you naked and wasted? 😂 SLAY ANDY!!! 🔥”
One follower wrote, “You look amazing!! And thanks for the reminder to get checked,” and another added, “Didn’t have Andy Cohen making me flustered on this week’s bingo card.”
Paris Hilton dropped an iconic “That’s Hot 🔥” into the comment section.
“Real Housewives of Miami” alum Marysol Patton wrote, “I worked with @spencertunick doing an installation at the Sagamore hotel years ago. Hundreds of people showed up to be photographed in the buff. I love his work 🙌”
Another “Housewife” alum, Teddi Mellencamp from the “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills,” who also recently had a nude photo shoot for melanoma awareness, also commented, “Love this! Let’s pose together next time.”
EltaMD Skincare reposted Cohen’s recent photo in the buff on their Instagram Story with an added message.
“Shoutout to @bravoandy baring it all for Skin Cancer Awareness Month.”
A second message below that reads, “Click here, tag a friend that needs a reminder to wear SPF in his comments, and we’ll donate a bottle of sunscreen to @curemelanoma for every tag.”
Skin Cancer Awareness Is A Cause That’s Personal For Andy Cohen
Cohen was diagnosed with skin cancer in 2016 after a visit to a dermatologist when his close friend, Kelly Ripa, suggested it when she noticed a spot on his lip. He told Jenny McCarthy on her radio show in 2020 that Ripa asked him, “What’s happening with your lip?” and when he responded, “I don’t know,” she said, “Get that checked out today. That’s skin cancer.”
The “Watch What Happens Live” host was diagnosed with malignant melanoma, a deadly skin cancer. He removed it and has not revealed if he’s had any other scares since then.
“My bout with skin cancer completely changed my relationship with the sun,” he told Elle. “I spent many years worshipping the sun, which turned out to be a very toxic relationship. I don’t lay out in the sun anymore, and I’m cautious about caring for my skin in and out of the sun.”
The dad of two, son Benjamin, 4, and daughter Lucy, 1, wants people to know that “skin cancer is no joke.”
“98 percent of skin cancer is preventable with proactive measures. Daily sunscreen and regular skin checks with your derm are crucial,” he said. “Skin cancer is no joke. One in five Americans develop skin cancer by the age of 70.”