Classic beauty Carol Alt agreed to pose nude for December's (08) Playboy magazine to inspire middle aged women to eat healthy.
The 47-year-old brunette is a big fan of a raw foods lifestyle for women and she hopes her naked physique will inspire others to follow her lead.
But she admits she didn't jump at the chance to pose for her first Playboy spread.
Alt says, "I've done a lot of soul-searching about this and have spoken extensively with Playboy about it. They have been amazing to work with and are embracing this message that I want to get across, which is eat healthy, look healthy and be healthy.
"It doesn't matter what age you are. You can look sexy and feel great, and that doesn't have to be a gift only for the young. It can be a gift for any age, even the old (whatever that is nowadays)."
The former Sports Illustrated cover star's Playboy spread will be her first ever nude pictorial.
She adds, "I've never been comfortable with my body. When I had to pose for Sports Illustrated in a bathing suit at the age of 20, it was some of the most difficult work I ever did.
"I was always a heavy kid; my sister is a plus-size model; and it's not like I come from a long line of stick figures! I continuously battled with my weight! I always felt uncomfortable with my body, was very shy and really, rather conservative."