A few weeks ago the media reported that Hue Hefner had decided that photos of nude women would no longer appear in the print issue of Playboy Magazine (although they will still appear in the digital edition of the magazine) because photos of nude women in a magazine are no longer cutting edge. I was rather taken aback. Playboy has been an inspiration to me as the editor/publisher of the Pittsburgh Flash Fiction Gazette.
Well, Hefner is right. Photos of nude women are all over the Internet and in every kind of print magazine from the more gritty men’s magazines to glossy high fashion women’s magazines. So maybe it’s not the photos of nude women that need to be cutting edge. Maybe the magazines themselves should be more cutting edge. The photos aren’t the problem. The magazines are the problem.
I like to think the Pittsburgh Flash Fiction Gazette is cutting edge. Only time will tell.
Chrissy Teigen has done her share of posing nude for magazines. This is what Wikipedia has to say about Chrissy Teigen:
She is represented worldwide by IMG Models in New York. She became an IGN Babe in 2004 and a substitute model on Deal or No Deal for 2006–2007. In July 2007, she appeared on the cover of Maxim’s calendar. Her campaigns include Gillette Venus, Olay, Nike, Skullcandy headphones, Gap Factory, XOXO, UGG Australia, Rock and Republic, Billabong, Beach Bunny Swimwear (for whom she was also a fashion week correspondent), and Nine West Fashion Targets Breast Cancer. She has also served as a recurring guest host and contributor on E!, TMZ, MTV, FUSE/MSG, and Extra with Mario Lopez, and has appeared on America’s Next Top Model and Watch What Happens Live. In spring 2013, she was host of the reality competition show, “Model Employee” on VH1.
Teigen appeared in the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue in 2010, and was named “Rookie of the Year”. Her friend and fellow model Brooklyn Decker had introduced her to the people at Sports Illustrated to cast her. She was also a part of the 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issues. In 2014, she appeared on the 50th anniversary cover of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue with Nina Agdal and Lily Aldridge.
Other side projects include designing a capsule collection with swimwear designer DiNeila Brazil (which debuted at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim in Miami in the summer of 2011) and appearing as a featured character in the 2011 EA Sports video game Need For Speed: The Run.
When not working in the world of high fashion modeling, Teigen is a cook and writer. She is the author of the blog, sodelushious.com and enjoys expanding her knowledge of food while traveling the world. She was also featured on an additional Cooking Channel special in February 2013, titled Chrissy Teigen’s Hungry, detailing her wedding menu tasting with then-fiancé John Legend. Teigen recently filmed a Cooking Channel special titled Cookies and Cocktails.
In April 2014, Teigen appeared on an Inside Amy Schumer sketch playing a fictionalized version of herself as a relationship counselor. Teigen appears as a judge on the new MTV2 cooking show “Snack-Off.”
In January 2015, Teigen appeared as a guest star on The Mindy Project as the girlfriend of the man to whom Mindy lost her virginity.
Chrissy and her now husband John Legend are expecting their first baby.
This is Guy Hogan reporting for the Pittsburgh Flash Fiction Gazette.
Hail to Pitt!