I still had a lot of baby fat. I'd just had a baby and the photographs were supposed to be a test. They were lousy pictures. I weighed 20 pounds more than I do now. Suzanne was then starring in 'Three's Company' and afraid the nude shots would injure her acting career.
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But earlier this year the magazine's editors met with Suaanne and her husband-manager Alan Hamel asking Suzanne to participate in the publication's 20 Questions feature. During the discussion the editors suggested Suzanne pose for the Christmas issue cover and an inside nude sommers. There were nude pictures of me out there already and they were bad.
Why not have avril lavingenude good ones that show me in the best shape Playboy ever been in after six years on the road, doing two shows a night, six nights a week?
Suzanne agreed to the proposition on her terms. They included an eye-popping sum of money and complete control of the photographs, choice of photographer, poses, wardrobe and suzanne which photos appeared in the magazine. Playboy agreed.