Playboy is undergoing a seismic shift, ending 62 years of nudity in its pages. It's first cover girl was Marilyn Monroe. Ending the era will be this well-known blond bombshell.
Baring all for Playboy is nothing new for Pamela Anderson. The buxom blonde has been the magazine’s featured cover girl 13 times before.
But Anderson will be ushering in the end of an era for the iconic magazine when she graces the cover of Playboy’s January/February issue, Variety reports. That will be Playboy’s final nude magazine.
Playboy announced in October that after 62 years featuring naked Playmates and models, it was shifting gears and pulling naked women from its pages.
Anderson has held the coveted Playboy cover spot 13 times since 1989, Variety said. The magazine’s first cover girl was Marilyn Monroe in 1953.
The former “Baywatch” TV star told Entertainment Tonight that Hugh Hefner’s attorney called to ask her to appear on the cover of the last nude Playboy. She was reportedly hesitant at first because her sons — now ages 19 and 17 — have been teased about her work in the past.
But Anderson, now 48, said her sons are supportive and encouraged her to do the photo shoot.
“I said, ‘Hef just called, he wants me to do the last cover of Playboy,’ and [son Dylan] goes, ‘Mom you’ve got to do it,'” recalled Anderson on ET. “‘We’re older, we’re not embarrassed anymore of you. You know, we think you’re great.'”
Anderson not only will grace the Playboy cover, she will also be featured in a 12-page pictorial.
Although Anderson won Playboy’s cover spot, 25-year-old Kristy Garett will be the magazine’s last nude playmate, People reports.
“Playboy has a classic American story, and I want to be a part of it,” Garett, who hails from Europe’s Tbilisi, Georgia, said in a statement to People.
Garett will be the 749th woman to be featured in the magazine’s nude centerfold spread.
Playboy’s final nude issue hits newsstands Dec. 11.
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