Pamela Anderson claims that posing for Playboy gave her freedom

Canadian-American actress and model Pamela Anderson opened up about the dire state of her confidence before posing for the infamous Playboy magazine in 1989.

Anderson shared that posing for a men’s lifestyle magazine brought her a sense of “freedom” as she revealed that she suffered from “debilitating” shyness growing up.

The ‘City Hunter’ actress whose CV Love, Pamelajust hit the New York Times bestseller list, has teamed up with women’s empowerment social app Bumble to support victims of domestic abuse.

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According to Pamela Anderson, Playboy magazine set her free

Actress and model Pamela Anderson wearing a gold dress attends the Animal Rights Foundation's 20th Anniversary Gala

During a special one-on-one session with Morgan Hoffman ET Canada‘Baywatch’ alum opens up about how she struggled with shyness as a young girl before posing Playboy magazine in 1989.

Anderson, 55, described her shyness as “debilitating” and explained that it was so bad that she wore a hat and almost covered her entire face so she could see just a little bit.

“I hated the way I looked, I hated everything. I was so shy and I always thought everyone was pretty and I just didn’t have the confidence,” she told the outlet.

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Anderson revealed that she turned down the opportunity to pose for the magazine several times before it finally happened in 1989, which she says gave her strength back.

“I was in Vancouver at the time and Playboy approached me a few times and I said no. Eventually, I got into a situation where I thought, “Why not? Let me try this. Then I got to LA and I was horrified,” the actress shared.

“Then I did my first shoot with Playboy… that was the first flash when I opened my eyes and it felt like I was falling off a cliff. I really felt like I was just…allowing instead of trying to control. And that was my first sense of freedom,” he said, adding, “Then I went to the races.”

There was a “Spidey Sense” at the Playboy Mansion

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Elsewhere on the show, the “Home Improvement” star opened up about what she was thinking and why she said she had “spider senses” not to stay at the Playboy Mansion at the time.

Anderson said her sixth sense was always active and she just knew not to stay in the mansion as she recounted a particular time when a photographer said they would be alone for a photo shoot in Hawaii.

The actress revealed that she told a flight attendant who arranged for her to get a free flight home. Noting that this was just a guess, he shared that he had listened to the “red flags” several times in the past.

Pamela Anderson accused Tim Allen of ‘flashing’ her

Pamela Anderson recalls penis flash incident, allegedly by Tim Allen

Anderson recently claimed that her “Home Improvement” co-star Tim Allen “flashed” her when they were both working on the set in 1991.

In his new memoir Love, Pamela, claimed the “Santa Claus” actor opened his robe to show him his nudity, but Allen has since denied it, saying, “No, it never happened. I would never do that.”

During an interview in February ET CanadaAnderson maintained that the incident happened and that Allen “should have been in denial.”


“You can’t make this stuff up.” You have to deny it because look at the times we live in. If he were to say, ‘Oh yeah, I did that…’ that would be… Anderson paused, hinting that the actor would be deleted.

She detailed how it allegedly happened, saying: “It was the first day of filming, I was in my dressing room and I came out and then she came out of her dressing room and she was wearing this gown.”

She then noted that Allen opened and closed the cloak and allegedly told her that it was also because he had seen her naked and she had seen him naked. Anderson claimed that the actor was embarrassed and acting like “a giddy little schoolboy”.

Pamela Anderson’s partner is Bumble

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Based on People magazinethe “Blonde and Blonde” actress recently partnered with Bumble to help victims and survivors of domestic violence. Anderson’s collaboration with the social networking app was reportedly inspired by Bumble CEO Wolfe Herd after watching the Netflix documentary Pamela, a love story.

“Pamela is a powerful voice for women everywhere, and her experience and unwavering commitment to helping others embodies Bumble’s mission to empower women,” said Herd.

According to the news outlet, the Herd will make a donation to the National Domestic Violence Hotline “on behalf of Pamela and survivors everywhere.”

Anderson, for his part, noted that he was “touched” when the company approached him about the partnership. “I’ve always been drawn to stepping into the unknown, and in doing so, I hope to help empower and inspire other women to give love another shot,” she said.

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