Ah, it's that time of year when flowers are blooming, birds are singing, and famous celebrities are stripping down and baring all for Allure. This year the big names in the nude issue are Bridget Moynahan, Ashley Tisdale, and Lauren Conrad. Musician Keri Hilson and Kaley Cuoco of The Big Bang Theory will also appear in their bday suits.
With all the crotch shots, nude pregnant pictures, and barely-there bikinis we see celebrities sporting regularly, you would think this issue wouldn't be such a big deal each year, but it always is -- especially for those baring it all.
For soon-to-be-40 Moynahan, she was most worried about the details. She told the magazine she was concerned "mostly whether things were getting squashed in the wrong way. You know you're going to have good lighting and positioning to help your body out." Yes, squashing is no good.
I've got to say it takes guts to pose nude for the world when her ex, Tom Brady, left her for none other than Gisele and her legendary body. Good for Moynahan for not being intimidated. Not that she has anything to be intimidated about; she looks incredible, but it is Gisele we're talking about. Wonder if Tom will pick up a copy?
For former Disney teen queen Tisdale, posing for the issue is about showing the world she's a grownup:
I’m 25, almost 26, but people think of me as much younger because I look young. Being in this shoot was me saying, "I’m not just the young girl everybody thinks I am. I’m actually a woman."
We would have believed you without the nudie pics, but I'm sure they're lovely anyway. Tisdale even brought her mother along to the shoot to ensure they were tasteful, saying, "I've always wanted to be sure my parents approve of what I do."
While Conrad graces the issue's cover, she actually remains clothed in her pictures. She seems to have some self-esteem issues that may have prohibited her from shedding them
I'm not a sexy person. I'm OK with it. I've never been the sexy girl. Whenever I've had a boyfriend, he's always been like, "Oh, you're cute."
Plenty of us would kill to be her kind of "not sexy" (did you see that cover shot above?), but perhaps she'll get more comfortable in her flawless skin over time.
The issue comes out April 19, and it will be a hot one for sure.
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