By Jeannette Walls
Updated: 2:45 a.m. ET Feb. 10, 2005
Paris Hilton is Playboy’s new cover girl — but Hilton’s people are none-too-thrilled about it, because the partying heiress never posed for the mag.
Playboy magazine has been rumored to be desperate to get Hilton — whose sex tapes and bod-baring escapades have made her the object of lust of many Playboy readers — to pose for the magazine. She graces the cover of the March issue in a sexy red bustier with her fishnet-clad legs in the air. “Paris Hilton: Sex Star of the Year” blasts the cover line. Paris fans may be disappointed if they buy the issue hoping to see her private parts, however, because she does not appear nude inside. Nor did she pose for the cover.
“I’m afraid that people will see it and think Paris posed for Playboy, which she did not,” Hilton’s spokeswoman Gina Hoffman told The Scoop. “I don’t even know where they got that photo.” The picture looks somewhat fleshier than many of Hilton, but a spokeswoman for the mag assures The Scoop that the photo wasn’t altered.
Hoffman says that she didn’t even know that Hilton would be on the cover until a few days ago, when someone at the magazine alerted her. She says that Hilton also just recently learned of the cover, which hits newsstands later this week, but wouldn’t comment on her reaction.