'Survivor' Gals Strip for Playboy
Mon, Jun 9, 2003 11:14 AM PDT
LOS ANGELES (Zap2it.com) - When the American people last saw Jenna Morasca and Heidi Strobel disrobing, they were emaciated and willing to remove their clothes for
peanut butter and chocolate. An opportunity to see the "Survivor: The Amazon" gals under healthier circumstances and without that annoying pixelation will come with Jenna and Heidi do tasteful nudity in the August issue of Playboy.
The New York Post reports the pictorial, featuring 21-year-old model Jenna and 24-year-old gym teacher Heidi, was shot soon after the show's May 11 finale. Jenna, who won the season's million dollar prize, may snag another million for her spot on the cover of the men's magazine.
Playboy Editorial Director James Kaminsky, who calls the peanut butter incident a "classic moment of primetime television" tells the Post that "Survivor" producer Mark Burnett and CBS had the right to decline the girls permission to pose, but chose not to.
"As soon as Mark Burnett found out that we were making these overtures to the girls, he thought that this was a great thing and supported it," Kaminsky says.
Soon after her victory, CBS actually denied Jenna's request to pose semi-nude for a PETA anti-fur ad, a position the network later took back.
Apparently, Playboy has had to accelerate its production process to get the "Survivor" pictorial on the streets less than 90 days after the photo session.