Canalis is an avid animal lover. She became involved in animal rights as a young child. She told PETA, “I was a kid, a little girl, and was watching TV at home and they showed a documentary. And in the documentary I saw how they killed little animals, like electrocuting them, drowning them, bludgeoning them. I was shocked because I was a little girl, but by that moment I thought that I would never, never, never wear fur in my life.” For the shoot Canalis posed with her own adopted dog.
In describing the sexy shoot Elisabetta said, “I think this is the best reason why I got naked in my life.” Clooney would probably disagree.