21 Celebrities Who Bared Their Bodies For Playboy
It’s the end of an era.
Earlier this year, Playboy announced that it would stop publishing nude photographs of women — and no, that’s not a typo.
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The New York Times is reporting that, due to stiff competition from the Internet and poor sales, the iconic American magazine has lost its shock value over the years, resulting in Hugh Hefner and top editor Cory Jones taking the publication in a different direction.
In an appropriately fitting bon voyage, Playboy has revealed veteran Pamela Anderson will be featured on the cover of the January/February 2016 issue, along with a 12-page pictorial shot by Ellen Von Unwerth.
"To close out this era in the magazine’s history, it only made sense to put the most famous Playmate in Playboy history on the cover: Pamela Anderson," wrote the Playboy staff. "Not only will Anderson appear on her record 14th Playboy cover, she also took part in her 15th pictorial for the publication. It will be the final photo spread to feature nudity within the pages of this publication."
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While fans patiently anticipate the double issue, which hits newsstands on December 11th, we’re taking a look back at 21 other big-name celebs who have also graced the cover of Playboy: