What do Debra Messing, Maria Menounos, and Taraij P. Henson have in common? Answer: In Allure magazine, the women bared it all! The trio stripped down for an upcoming issue, and they all shared why and what it took to get them to take their clothes off in a photo-shoot.
Many celebrities — both dames and blokes – have gone in the buff for magazines, typically in partnership with PETA or some other activist group. However, these three ladies are doing it, well…just because. They joined Leslie Bibb and Morena Baccarin for a special upcoming issue of Allure, citing a 4/17/12 story by New York Daily News. By the way, Heidi Klum goes topless for the cover.
Watch the Video of the Allure magazine photo shoot, and judge for yourself.
All the celebrities, who went in the buff for the magazine, have partied stylishly in Las Vegas at one point or another. None of them appear to be at the end of their careers where they are secretly auditioning for a cabaret show on The Strip.
But why did they really do it? The three amigos dished on their expose:
Messing, 43, said, “I just did a nude shoot. I was just ‘buck-naked,’ she said in an interview with E! News about Allure’s “Look Better Naked” issue.
“I decided I need a little, I needed a little liquid help. So I had a sip of Belvedere,” she said, with a bashful chuckle. She credits her age and having a child in her decision to strip down.
“Once you have a child, once you pass 40, you have a different relationship with your body. I love my body in a way I never have before,” Messing said.
Up next is Maria Menounos. The 33-year-old Dancing with the Stars contestant, and host for Extra, is no stranger to posing and showing skin, albeit fully clothed. When she was a teenager competing in beauty pageants, she did not place well.
Surprisingly, it barely fazed her; she has a positive attitude about her outward appearance. However, getting naked is an entirely different story.
“I have some serious issues here, she said about her body. “But I want to get over that. “This was definitely challenging, but I feel so much better having done it,” Menounos added.
While Debra Messing and Maria Menounos talked about their Allure magazine decision in posing naked, they both have not hit the magic number like Taraij P. Henson has.
The 41-year-old Person of Interest star has no problem showing off her stunning body. In fact, she admits that her friends will not even be surprised at her decision to show off some skin before the camera, despite being over-the-hill.
“As long as it’s still looking good, and not sagging…As long as people want to see me naked, I’m here,” Henson said, with an open-arms gesture and laugh.
“Whenever we go to the beach, I’m like, ‘Is this a nude beach? Can I take my top off?'” she said. If that is not enough, she reveals that she goes au natural she walks around her NYC apartment.
“I know some idiot has a telescope, so I always wave. He’s going to be pissed when I move,” she laughs.
It is not often stars in this pay grade shed their clothes to bare some skin unless they are in need of a payday, want to remain relevant, or are off their rocker. However, these ladies did it with class, and seem to be happy about their assets. And as Henson said, “It’s a good thing when you can show women to love the skin that they’re in, and to be comfortable with what God gave you.” Well said!
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