Playboy's Last Nude Will (Fittingly) Be Pamela Anderson

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The cover for January/February 2016 issue of Playboy, the magazine’s last to include full-on nudity, features none other than Pamela Anderson (wearing a choker that spells out SEX) who has been on the cover of the magazine 14 previous times.

“I got a call from Hef’s attorney who said, ‘We don’t want anybody else. There’s nobody else, could you do the last cover of Playboy?’” Anderson told Entertainment Tonight, referring to it in a slip as just “the last cover” period.


“Well Hef always told me, he goes, ‘From Marilyn [Monroe] to you, I made this magazine for a girl like you.’ And I love him so much, he’s such a sweetheart,” she went on to say, explaining that she actually asked her oldest son’s permission to pose again (he was super excited for her).

Prior to being asked to do this most recent cover and inside spread, Anderson says, she didn’t think she’d ever do one again—assuming that the magazine was “sick of me,” as she said, and alluding to her battle with Hepatitis C (which she is now cured of) and her age (48).

Anderson was interviewed for the piece by none other than James Franco, and was photographed by Ellen von Unwerth. The historic issue will be on stands this Friday.


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Image via Ellen von Unwerth/Playboy

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Holy shit. So I think Hef is problematic for a number of reasons but I really love them featuring a woman of her age. Which is transgressive and awesome. So conflicting feels.