The only Irish woman to pose nude for Playboy, Rosanna Davison, has applauded the magazine’s decision to no longer print naked photos.
Top model Rosanna posed in a series of semi nude pics on the beach for the German Playboy back in 2012, and she said that doing it made her feel empowered.
But she says that the decision to stop printing similar images is “a big turning point for the brand”.
“I can understand why the magazine has had to make this huge decision, and it obviously represents a big turning point for the brand,” she told the Herald.
“The print media needs to evolve alongside the fast pace of the internet.
“I’m still glad that I made the decision to pose for Playboy when I did, and it’s been an iconic brand for decades, so I’m interested to see which direction they’ll be taking it now,” she added.”
Playboy decided to scrap the nude images at a meeting last month attended by the magazine’s founder and current editor-in-chief Hugh Hefner. It was agreed in the meeting that the magazine’s current approach is no longer viable as naked pictures are so freely available online.
Rosanna previously said she wouldn’t rule out another saucy shoot for the mag, admitting she “I loved being naked” for the one three years ago.
“I really enjoyed the whole thing. I don’t feel shy any more about showing off my body,” the 31-year-old said.
“I think people can be a little prudish. I work in Germany a lot and it is less of a big deal, so I’d consider doing it again.
“We are all similar, have the same bits and pieces, I was brought up like that really,” she commented.