Vanna White Regrets Her Playboy Cover: 'I Didn't Want to Be on There'

by Alex Ungerman 1:51 PM PST, February 10, 2016
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Vanna White regrets working with Playboy.

The Wheel of Fortune star candidly addressed her 1987 Playboy cover on Wednesday's Wendy Williams Show, pointing out, "I wasn't on there because I wanted to be."

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"What happened was when I moved to Hollywood, I was too embarrassed to ask my dad for money for rent," the 58-year-old TV personality added. "I did some lingerie shots, like we all do sometimes…back in those days, and Hugh Hefner bought the pictures."

White then claimed that Hefner's decision to put her on the cover was against her wishes.

"Hugh was my friend and he said, 'Vanna, we are going to put you on the cover.' I said, 'If you put me on the cover, my career could be ruined,' and they did it anyway," she said. "I don't talk to him, I feel bad, it was a long time ago but that really hurt my feelings."

"Thanks to everyone out there who was on my side. They didn't fire me and everybody was very supportive," White continued. "It was a great lesson. Don't ever do anything that you think is wrong, listen to that little voice inside of you. I wish I wouldn't have done it and I did it."

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White's full interview with Wendy Williams airs Wednesday.

Meanwhile, Playboy is currently undergoing a complete rebranding after announcing last year they would no longer post nude pictures, starting with the March issue, which hits stands on Friday.

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