Jenny McCarthy is nude on Playboy July / August 2012 cover (Photo)
Jenny McCarthy, 39, recently posed nude for Playboy and graces the cover of the magazine for the sixth time.
The TV host, who was named Playmate of the Year in 1994, is featured in the July/August 2012 issue, which hits stores on June 29. (Check out the full photo of her Playboy cover - warning: Adult content.) An 8-page nude pictorial of McCarthy, shot by photographer Steve Shaw, is included inside.
"It's elegant, classy, it's still very sexy 'Girl Next Door,' if that makes sense," she said about the photo spread, in an interview on shock jock Howard Stern's Sirius XM radio show earlier this month.
McCarthy told People magazine she "didn't really want to diet" to prepare for her Playboy photo shoot and "just wanted to tone up."
"The one thing I like about Playboy is they don't have the anorexic look," she said. "The women are voluptuous."
McCarthy was first featured on the cover of Playboy in the United States in June 1994. She had previously graced the cover of the magazine's Spanish edition in December 1993. In addition to her six U.S. covers, McCarthy was often featured on the covers of Playboy's foreign editions, in more revealing poses. (Check out photos of all 6 of Jenny McCarthy's Playboy covers in the United States - warning: Adult content.)
McCarthy got her start on TV hosting the MTV dating show "Singled Out" in the 1990s before appearing on her own comedy sketch show, "The Jenny McCarthy Show." She has also appeared on "Charmed," "Just Shoot Me!" and "Two and a Half Men." She also hosted the Playboy TV series, "Hot Rocks," which played uncensored music videos.
McCarthy currently hosts NBC's new dating competition series "Love in the Wild," which premiered on June 7.
In February, it was announced that McCarthy had landed her own VH1 talk series, called "The Jenny McCarthy Show," which is set to debut later this year. The cable network said the program "will celebrate as well as skewer everyone and everything in pop culture, news, fashion, TV, movies and the web" and will "also feature guest panelists and celebrity interviews."
Also during her interview with Stern, McCarthy discussed her sex life and image, saying: "I'm still very much an inspirational mom warrior. I'm just also (expletive) dirty too and there's no reason why you can't be two things."
McCarthy has been dating Chicago Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher since at least April. The TV host, who dated Jim Carrey for about five years before they announced their split in April 2010, told Stern that she has sworn off Hollywood actors.
"He is one of the best and he's very sweet," she said. "I'm very happy."