...By Enitan Thompson for TDPel Media.
Carmen Electra, who turns 51 this week, has been an object of desire for fans since she first appeared on the hit TV series Baywatch in her iconic red swimsuit.
But it was her fully nude spread in the May 1996 edition of Playboy magazine that catapulted her to fame.
In a recent interview, Electra admitted that she was painfully shy before posing for Playboy.
Childhood Dreams of Being a Sexy Playboy Model
As a little girl, Electra would sneak into her parents’ bedroom to look through Playboy magazines, idolizing the “sexy” women in them.
She always thought that they were beautiful, and as an adult, she chose to pursue sexy jobs like posing for Playboy and appearing on Baywatch.
Overcoming Shyness with Playboy
Although Electra was painfully shy before posing for Playboy, she decided to do it as a way to combat her shyness.
After the successful shoot, she realized that Playboy was very respectful and that the photographers were friendly and aware of the fact that she was posing nude.
The lighting was amazing, and there weren’t people hanging around on set.
Electra believes that the experience helped her to overcome her shyness.
Playboy as a Symbol of Empowerment
Electra has since posed for Playboy over 50 times, and she has appeared on five Playboy covers in the US and over 50 covers worldwide.
She sees the experience as a dream come true and a symbol of empowerment.
After the first shoot, she couldn’t believe that she was going to be part of such an iconic time, being a part of Playboy in general.
Playboy was a lot of fun, and Electra is not shy at all anymore.
Carmen Electra’s Shy Beginnings and Playboy Experience
Carmen Electra was shy before posing for Playboy, but she chose to do it as a way to combat her shyness.
The experience was successful in helping her to overcome her shyness, and she has since posed for Playboy over 50 times.
Playboy was a lot of fun, and Electra is not shy at all anymore. She sees the experience as a dream come true and a symbol of empowerment.