March 3, 2016

Vanna White Regrets Appearing on the Cover of Playboy Magazine

The Wheel of Fortune icon, Vanna White, appeared on The Wendy Williams Show recently and confessed that she regrets her 1987 cover on the magazine Playboy.

“I wasn’t on there because I wanted to be,” She admitted. “When I moved to Hollywood I was Vanna White Regrettoo embarrassed to ask my dad for money for rent. I did some lingerie shots…and Hugh Hefner bought the pictures. Hugh was my friend and he said ‘Vanna we are going to put you on the cover.’ I said ‘if you put me on the cover [of Playboy] my career will be ruined’ and they did it anyway. I don’t talk to him [now]…that really hurt my feelings.”

“It was a great lesson,” She concluded. “Don’t ever do anything you think is wrong, listen to that little voice inside you. I wish I wouldn’t have [ignored] it…”

Thank you Vanna White for speaking up and being honest about your regrets. We hope your words will help more young women feel empowered to say “no” to pornography.

National Center on Sexual Exploitation

Founded in 1962, National Center on Sexual Exploitation is the leading national organization opposing pornography by highlighting the links to sex trafficking, violence against women, child abuse, addiction and more. The organization changed its name from Morality In Media to the National Center on Sexual Exploitation early in 2015 to better describe the organization’s scope and mission, which is to expose the seamless connection between all forms of sexual exploitation.

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