TLC's Chilli takes a stand against circus cruelty in an ad for PETA.

TLC's Rozonda 'Chilli' Thomas has become the latest celebrity to strip naked for animal rights organisation Peta.

The 42-year-old singer has taken a stand against circus cruelty by wearing nothing but body paint in the campaign, Beaten, Lonely, and Abused: Boycott the Circus.

In the image, Thomas imitates a tiger inside a cage.

The No Scrubs hitmaker revealed that although she had visited circuses in the past, she had a change of heart when she discovered the abuse and loneliness the animals often endured.

"There's so much cruelty behind the scenes," said Chilli. "They're being mean to them to make them do this trick that everybody sees and thinks that the animal really wants to do it.

"Everybody needs to be aware of what's really going on.

"It's very important to use your celebrity for positive things. If you can raise awareness to something that's important such as this, then you should."

Thomas follows in the footsteps of Lauren Gottlieb and Shilpa Shetty who have also teamed up with Peta to protest against circuses