The iconic publication announced in October it will no longer showcase naked women in their magazine, after 60+ years of doing so. Jenny McCarthy didn’t make it a secret that she wanted to grace the final cover. She wasn’t alone. Many also publicly expressed their interest in snagging the honor. Well, they’re all S.O.L. Playboy magazine has gone with one of their all-time favorites instead.
“I got a call from [Hugh Hefner’s] attorney who said, ‘We don’t want anybody else. There’s nobody else, could you do the last cover of Playboy?’” the former “Baywatch” star told ET.
Fittingly, Pamela Anderson is the covergirl for the final issue. Great choice!!! The 48-year-old actress has now scored the cover a record 13th time. It also marks her 15th Playboy pictorial to date. Before she committed to Hefner, she checked in with her teenage boys– Brandon (19) and Dylan (17).
“I said, ‘Hef just called, he wants me to do the last cover of Playboy,’ and he goes, ‘Mom you’ve got to do it,’” recalled Anderson. “‘We’re older, we’re not embarrassed anymore of you. You know, we think you’re great.’”
Anderson returned to the Playboy mansion for the momentous occasion. Famed photographer Ellen Von Unwerth helmed the shoot while James Franco conducted the accompanying interview. Check out the full cover below, along with a behind-the-scenes video of Pamela at the mansion.
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