39 year old Jenny McCartney caused a bit of a stir when she revealed earlier this year that she was planning to be featured on the cover and in the pages of Playboy magazine for the 6th time. Folks seemed to take issue not with the fact that this cover would be her 6th (and 7th pictorial, overall) but with the fact that she would be a 39 year old Playmate. I’ve been a Jenny Mc fan for many, many years. I LOVED her way back in the 90′s when she hosted the MTV dating series Singled Out and, of course, when she was the star of her own comedy sketch series The Jenny McCarthy Show. I have always found Jenny beautiful and that has not changed. Now, I don’t always blog about Playboy magazine covermodels but I kinda love that Jenny has no problem baring her soul (and a bit more) for Playboy at the very sexy age of 39. Click below to get your first look at Jenny‘s latest Playboy cover … but be mindful, the coverphoto is fairly NSFW.
Just months away from hitting the big 4-0, Jenny McCarthy proves she’s still got it. The host of NBC’s Love in the Wild appears in her seventh nude pictorial for Playboy in the July/August issue that hits newsstands Friday, and PEOPLE has a sneak peek. “I’m really proud of it,” McCarthy tells PEOPLE. “The pictures are really gorgeous and classy. They could be out of W magazine. They’re really elegant. It’s probably a lot more sophisticated than a lot of the stuff you’d see of people with their clothes on.” Prepping for the shoot didn’t take much effort for the TV personality. “The one thing I like about Playboy is they don’t have the anorexic look,” she says. “The women are voluptuous. So I didn’t really want to diet. I just wanted to tone up.”
I realize that nude pictorials like this are not everyone’s cup of tea (I mean, they’re not really my cup of tea either … unless we’re talking Jake Gyllenhaal but, well, we’re not). That being said, I do love that Jenny is able to show that women are sexy at any age. Blah, I hate that age even has to be part of this conversation. Whether or not you agree that nude modeling is empowering or not (and I’m not saying that it is or isn’t), you have to respect a person — any person — who is confident enough with themselves to bare themselves in this way to the world. Jenny McCarthy is beautiful with her clothes on and off … and she is happy to show off that fact. I guess my point is that, I personally don’t care what Jenny‘s age is. She is doing what she wants to do proudly and that is something that I can respect. So … what do you think?