Lily Cole Poses Nude for French Playboy, Sparks Controversy

September 20, 2008 05:50:39 GMT

Her raunchy poses for French Playboy have sparked controversy, but Marks and Spencer is having her back, insisting to still use her as its model because she is "very much in demand."

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English model and actress Lily Cole is baring all in French edition of Playboy magazine. The 20-year-old beauty is photographed in 14 pages and on the front cover of the men's publication.

Lily poses for a shoot inspired by the cover of French musician Serge Gainsbourg's 1971 album "Histoire de Melody Nelson" for the magazine's cover shoot. She is photographed holding a teddy bear, wearing nothing but a pair of white socks. Her 14 pages of pictures inside haven't been disclosed.

French Playboy's fashion director Alex Aikiu told Mail Online Lily did not ask for a high amount of fee for the shoot. "We just paid her the editorial fee any magazine would. Lily said yes right away," Alex said.

Alex, furthermore, revealed that the interview Lily has with Playboy is "very intimate, very psychological." "For us, Playboy isn't Pamela Anderson. It doesn't matter how big your boobs are - it's about what's inside the woman," he explained, adding "it's all about being sweet and innocent."

Much contrary to Alex's perception, Lily's nude pose for Playboy has sparked controversy among particular groups, some of which argue that her raunchy pictures will be degrading the reputation of Marks and Spencer, the fashion brand for which she's currently working. They insist the brand to drop her as its model, accusing it to indirectly support Playboy if it does not drop her. A Christian Voice spokesman even call on customers to boycott the store.

Despite the controversy, Marks and Spencer has stated it will still use Lily, arguing she "is a popular, high profile, model who is very much in demand, and this is one of the key reasons why we have chosen to work with her." A spokesperson for the label insisted, "It's entirely her own choice as to what other work she accepts and we would not wish to interfere with her career."


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posted by Scoob on Oct 16, 2010
She is average. Melons are tiny. Not hot
posted by Nikkol on Oct 07, 2009
Who r we 2 judge wat she does. gosh if we all look lyk that we'd run thru the streets naked! WE CNT JUDGE PPL 4 WAT THEY DO! If she's confident within herself dnt knock her or judge!
posted by Nikkol on Oct 07, 2009
Who are we 2 judge wat she does. She's doing wat she wants 2 do isn't tht watz important in lyf? She's confident within her self so it's up 2 her DNT JUDGE PPL BY WA THEY DO!
posted by random on Sep 04, 2009
in my opinion - good on her, shes doing what she wants and obviously not what shes against... if u think this is wrong, noone.. especially her cares... so dont flame
posted by hhhhhhhhhh on Nov 10, 2008
dirty dirty dirty dirty dirty dirty dirty dirty dirty dirty dirty dirty dirty dirty dirty dirty dirty dirty dirty dirty dirty
posted by Rose on Oct 23, 2008
Well, Pamela Anderson is a beautiful person inside to. How can they say that, like she hasn't got a personality.
posted by God on Oct 04, 2008
Christian Voice - twats
posted by baiano on Oct 02, 2008
Bahia paraiso brasileiro. Prais paradisiacas e mata atlantica. Sol, ar fresco e a simpatia de seu povo. venham nos conhecer.
posted by mrs h on Sep 21, 2008
i think it is up to lily to decide what she wants to do and i think marks and sparks are right in standing behind her. People have no right to judge her for what she is doing as the spokes person said it is her career. i say good on her its good to see some one who is confident and pround of her body and who she is!!

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