Jenny McCarthy is fighting for feminism the best way she knows how: in the nude.
The 39-year-old appears in her birthday suit for the cover of the July/August edition of Playboy, nearly two decades after she first posed for the magazine.
"I'm really proud of it," McCarthy tells People. "The pictures are really gorgeous and classy. They could be out of W magazine. They're really elegant. It's probably a lot more sophisticated than a lot of the stuff you'd see of people with their clothes on."
The pictorial will be the Love in the Wild host's seventh since 1993, when she first appeared in the October issue for a paltry $20,000 US before becoming a Playmate of the Month and eventually Playmate of the Year.
"I did it 20 years ago in 1993. It was kind of on my bucket list to do it again before I turned 40," she said during an appearance on The Wendy Williams Show last week. "I'm so tired of seeing just the 20 year olds being considered sexy. I was like, 'MILFS are hot, too.' I'm getting better with age."
To that effect, McCarthy told People she went out of her way not to lose too much weight for the shoot.
"The one thing I like about Playboy is they don't have the anorexic look," she said. "The women are voluptuous. So I didn't really want to diet. I just wanted to tone up."
Playboy's July/August issue hits newsstands this Friday.