Thursday 23 March 2017

Pamela Anderson is the last model to pose nude for Playboy, but she got sons' approval first

Pamela Anderson
Pamela Anderson
Playboy magazine's January/February 2016 edition cover featuring Pamela Anderson is shown in this handout photo provided by Playboy Enterprises, Inc, in Los Angeles
Pamela Anderson in Baywatch
Pamela Anderson in Dublin
Pamela Anderson is shown in this handout photo provided by Playboy Enterprises, Inc REUTERS/Playboy/Handout via Reuters

Independent.ie Newsdesk and Agencies

Pamela Anderson will be the last model to pose nude for Playboy magazine.

Two months after bosses at the men's publication announced they would stop featuring pictures of naked women, they have confirmed Anderson, who has posed for the magazine several times, received a personal call from founder Hugh Hefner's attorney, during which she was invited to grace the cover topless one last time.

"(The) attorney said, 'We don't want anybody else," she tells Entertainment Tonight. "There's nobody else, could you do the last cover of Playboy?'"

It was one of the 48 year old's sons who informed her the magazine was undergoing a transformation, and after her initial shock, she admits she understands why the publishers would want to change direction.

Playboy magazine's January/February 2016 edition cover featuring Pamela Anderson is shown in this handout photo provided by Playboy Enterprises, Inc, in Los Angeles
Playboy magazine's January/February 2016 edition cover featuring Pamela Anderson is shown in this handout photo provided by Playboy Enterprises, Inc, in Los Angeles

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"I was like, 'What, are you serious'," she continues. "But then I thought that's probably a good thing. It's hard to compete with the Internet. And the girl next door doesn't exist anymore. She's taking selfies down her shirt, like, you know, there's no mystery over there anymore. It doesn't have that same charm and innocence that it used to."

Anderson was initially hesitant to participate in the shoot, because her sons were teased and challenged to fist fights over her past racy photoshoots, so she turned to them before agreeing to bare all one more time.

"I said, 'Hef just called, he wants me to do the last cover of Playboy'," she adds. "(Brandon) goes, 'Mom you've got to do it. We're older, we're not embarrassed anymore of you. You know, we think you're great'. He was so excited. He may have high-fived me! And then I asked (17-year-old) Dylan too, and Dylan's like, 'Mom, you know you've done it all'. I don't know what to say but they were really excited for me, and I was excited too."

Pamela Anderson is shown in this handout photo provided by Playboy Enterprises, Inc REUTERS/Playboy/Handout via Reuters
Pamela Anderson is shown in this handout photo provided by Playboy Enterprises, Inc REUTERS/Playboy/Handout via Reuters

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Anderson is grateful she was given a chance to pose for Playboy one more time, because she has started to feel insecure about her aging appearance.

"People have been asking me over the last year, 'Would you ever pose for Playboy again'," she giggles. "I'm like, 'They're never going to ask... I mean, I'm sure they're sick of me'. So when Hef asked, I couldn't help myself. I had a rough few years where I felt a little insecure, 'cause, you know, everyone's getting older.

"I thought, 'My gosh, I miss the Playboy days!' It was so glamorous, it was so chivalrous, there's so many people there that were so smart... I just kind of miss that whole crowd and us being these little giggling girls kind of running around the mansion half naked and trying to get everybody's attention."

Pamela Anderson in Baywatch
Pamela Anderson in Baywatch

The January/February issue, which will feature Pamela Anderson, hits newsstands on 11 December (15).

Pamela Anderson in Dublin
Pamela Anderson in Dublin

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