Stripped beauty queen Carrie Prejean may have turned down an offer to pose for topless pictures in ‘Playboy’ and to star on ‘I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here!’, but another young lady who is no stranger to the spotlight had no problem accepting both of these offers (although it’s unclear if she’ll actually be posing topless in ‘Playboy’). Perhaps Heidi Montag’s stay on ‘Celebrity’ was short-lived (she obviously didn’t realize what she was getting herself into), but at least she gave it a shot. And even though she’s no longer on the show, Heidi Montag (now Pratt) is managing to keep her name in the headlines the way many young starlets before her have done by posing for pictures in ‘Playboy’.
In the upcoming September issue of ‘Playboy’, Heidi Pratt will be posing in “tasteful” pictures that may or may not be topless; ‘The Money Times’ is reporting that a source told ‘People’ magazine that there would be nudity in the pictures, while TMZ reported that there would not. So how does hubby Spencer feel about the photo shoot? Well, apparently he’s the one negotiating the contract for the photo spread.
Spencer has played a big part in keeping his wife’s name in the spotlight, producing and shooting her own music videos and providing plenty of drama for her to deal with on ‘The Hills’. But still, I couldn’t imagine having my husband negotiate with ‘Playboy’ over pictures of me, topless or not.
Heidi Pratt would definitely not be the first reality show starlet to pose for ‘Playboy’; Kim Kardashian of ‘Keeping Up with the Kardashians’ posed for nude pictures for the magazine, and three girls very close to ‘Playboy’, ‘Girls Next Door’ stars Kendra Wilkinson, Bridget Marquardt, and Holly Madison, posed nude for the magazine multiple times. All of these ‘Playboy’ photo shoots were documented for their shows, and Kendra Wilkinson has gone on to get a reality show of her own, ‘Kendra’. Other E! reality stars, the late Anna Nicole and Denise Richards of ‘It’s Complicated’, have also posed for ‘Playboy’ at different points in their careers.
And Heidi isn’t the first star of ‘The Hills’ to pose for ‘Playboy’; Audrina Partridge also posed in topless pictures for ‘Playboy’ before she was a well-known reality star, and while ‘Playboy’ passed on them before, they were leaked onto the web later on.
So while Heidi Montag may be hoping that her ‘Playboy’ pictures make headlines, the reality show starlet/Playboy card has been played so many times, she might be overlooked. That is, unless crafty Spencer can weave a wonderful web of drama to go along with their release…