LONDON - X-Factor Judge Danni Minogue has revealed in an interview with Russell Brand why she posed nude in PlayMister Magazine.
The 38-year-old singer, actress, model told Brand that it was way back in 1995, and she was 24-years-old.
She said that she had tons of bills that had piled up. She confessed that she owed over 90,000 pounds [about $150,000 U.S.] She owed money to a cosmetic shop, she owed money on her car, her truck, her motorcycle, and her Shetland pony.
The Australian beauty confessed that she had also run up a tab of 1,300 pounds [$2,150.72 U.S.] at the local pub. She said that it was not for alcohol but for things such as pretzels, corn chips, marshmallows, and caviar.
She pointed out that at the time, she had no job and she was desperate. They had already repossessed her pet parrot, her pet peekapoo, and even her pet peeve.
So she decided to pick up the phone and she called the offices of PlayMister Magazine.
She was told to come in the next day and to wear something pink. She told the receptionist that she did not own anything pink. The receptionist then told her to wear something lavender. She replied that she did not own anything that was lavender except for a pair of old flip-flops.
Finally the receptionist became somewhat agitated and asked if she owned a blimey T-Shirt and an even blimier pair of shorts. She replied that she did and she was told to show up at 8 a.m. sharp.
Minogue arrived at 7:59 a.m. She was taken into a back room and told to wait for her photographer. After about ten minutes the door opened and in walked Wolfgang Rheinlander, who was considered to be PlayMister's second best photographer.
Right away Rheinlander made her feel comfortable by telling her that he was gay. He then said that if he happened to touch her on her arms, legs, breasts, ass, or tuzzy muzzy (pum-pum) it did not mean that he wanted to try and get to third base, or second base, or even first base.
Danni said that she was glad to hear that because she was basically very shy and very nervous. She confided to Rheingirl, as Rheinlander liked to be called, that she was so shy that she would even shower while wearing her bra and panties.
She even told him that whenever she went in to see her gynecologist, she would make him turn out the lights before examing her.
The money that Danni was paid for the 'spread' or rather let's say 'layout,' no lets make it 'photos' was enough to pay off her car, truck, cosmetic shop bill, and motorcycle.
The Shetland pony however was repossessed, but she did not mind because she said that Horsey (his name) ate like a damn horse.
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