Just weeks after Vanna White turned 60-years-old, the Wheel of Fortune host is getting candid about her past appearance in a Playboy issue.
When Vanna was young, she was new to Hollywood and had to pay her rent somehow. In a candid new interview with Fox News, she revealed she regrets how she collected that money: with a racy photoshoot in one of the biggest men's entertainment magazines.
Vanna around the same time as her photoshoot. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
"Here’s the thing. When I first moved to Hollywood, I was too embarrassed to ask my dad for rent money. I was young and I wanted to do it on my own," she told the news outlet. "So, I did these lingerie shots and from the moment I said I would do them, I thought, 'I shouldn’t be doing this, but I’m not going to ask my dad for money, so I’m just going to do it!'"
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"Once I got Wheel of Fortune and some fame, Hugh Hefner then bought those pictures. He’s the one who put me on the cover of the magazine. I didn’t do it for Playboy," Vanna shared.
My first day on Wheel in 1982! Still love my job and working with Pat. #weareateam #hostandhostess #wheeloffortune A post shared by Vanna White (@officialvannawhite) on Dec 8, 2016 at 6:54am PST
My first day on Wheel in 1982! Still love my job and working with Pat. #weareateam #hostandhostess #wheeloffortune
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However, she wasn't happy with his choice to display her subjective photos to the rest of the world. "I did not want them on there, but it happened. I was very thankful that I had such support behind me," Vanna admitted. "I remember going on Johnny Carson and saying, 'I’m so sorry, this is what happened.'"
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The blonde beauty concluded, "And this is a lesson that applies today: Never do anything that you don’t want to do. Listen to your instincts and follow it. I said, 'I made a mistake, I’m sorry and I just hope I don’t lose my job over it.' Fortunately, I didn’t. I could have, you know? It was a great lesson to learn, but what can I say? I did something I shouldn’t have done."
Click through the gallery below to see Vanna's best style moments!
Back in the 80s, Vanna donned a stylish black velvet dress adorned with a bow for an event at Bloomingdales in NYC.