Jenny McCarthy is upset that Playboy is getting rid of its nude centerfolds. She also wants to be the last celebrity who poses nude for the magazine.
The 42-year-old former Playmate made her first appearance in the pages of Playboy in 1993. She graced the cover by wearing leopard print bunny ears and matching bustier complete with fishnet pantyhose and platform lucite heels. Playboy announced earlier this week that the men’s magazine will no longer publish nude centerfolds in its magazine.
— ET Canada (@ETCanada) October 15, 2015
During her Sirius XM Show, McCarthy revealed how upset she was over Playboy’s decision. She really feels that it’s the end of an era for the controversial magazine and brand.
“It kind of breaks my heart that it’s the end of that era, that we have to lose what I would consider very classy nudity in a magazine. In solidarity I will be wearing my panties at half-mast.”
Jenny also expressed her interests in stripping down for the magazine one final time, before the magazine pulls those glossy centerfolds by March 2016.
“I would totally be willing to just take it all off one more time – just to say I’ll be in the last one.”
After all, it wouldn’t be the first time that Jenny posed nude for the magazine. She graced the cover several more times after her 1993 debut, and posed nude again for Playboy in 2012 in honor of her 40th birthday. Earlier this month, McCarthy told Fox Tuesday that she would pose nude again if she either gets asked or if someone tells her that she’s too old to pose in the buff.
“I remember back in the day when I was a Playmate and they said, ‘What do you want to do next?’ I said, ‘Comedy,’ and they said, ‘Now that’s funny. There’s no way a Playmate will ever do a sitcom or comedy.’ Anytime anyone told me I couldn’t do something I went ahead and did it.”
It looks like Jenny McCarthy has two reason to pose nude. She wants to do it in honor of Hugh Hefner and the Playboy brand, and she’s willing to pose nude to prove her haters wrong.
Jenny McCarthy made a name for herself after she posed nude at the young age of 20. She later became their Playmate of the Year, but she knew she didn’t want to be another blonde bombshell. Jenny turned her Playmate fame into a long television and film career.
Hugh Hefner credited McCarthy’s fame for her “wholesome Catholic girl” person as she recently noted that the head honcho “worked hard on trying to find that Girl Next Door.”
After Jenny’s controversial spread in Playboy was released in 1993, she moved to Los Angeles to host Hot Rocks on Playboy TV, which featured uncensored music videos. Then two years later in 1995, she went on to become the host of MTV’s Singled Out alongside Chris Hardwick, which kind of made her an overnight sensation.
By 1997, McCarthy launched two shows, The Jenny McCarthy Show on MTV, and the eponymous sitcom, Jenny. As part of her early television fame, McCarthy has guest starred on several sitcoms and television shows such as Charmed, The Drew Carey Show, Just Shoot Me, and Two and a Half Men.
In addition to posing for Playboy, Jenny also modeled for Candie’s shoe company. In the infamous photo shoot, she sat on a toilet seat with her underwear at her ankles. Another ad featured Jenny farting inside a crowded elevator.
— candie’s (@candiesbrand) January 4, 2012
These days, Jenny has become the spokesperson for Eyecessorize, a campaign started by the Vision Council that creates awareness to the fashion and style side of eyewear. She also has her own reality show Donnie Loves Jenny on A&E, alongside her husband Donnie Wahlberg.
In addition to having a lengthy television career, McCarthy has written several books on parenting and has become an advocate of alternative medical treatments for autism. She recently became the host of the Sirius XM radio show Dirty, Sexy, Funny with Jenny McCarthy on July 16. She started her new gig after her brief hosting stint on ABC’s The View, replacing former co-host Joy Behar, who’s now back on the daytime series.
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