Actress Ashley Tisdale graces Allure magazine’s Naked Truth issue along with other young Hollywood starlets. The photo shoot is a marked departure from last year when Kara DioGuardi and Emmanuelle Chriqui, from HBO’s hit “Entourage,” were featured.
Joining Tisdale, 25, are Kayle Cuoco, 25, best known for her role in sit-com “8 Simple Rules,” Bridget Moynahan, 40, the veteran of the group, and R&B recording artist and songwriter Keri Hilson, 28.
Each had different reasons for posing nude, and reacted differently to the shoot.
“I’ve always wanted to be sure my parents approve of what I do,” says Tisdale, who invited her mother to the shoot. “Even with my tattoos, my mom went with me. The ‘believe’ tattoo is because my mom always told me to believe.”
Cuoco, on the other hand, says she couldn’t tell her family beforehand. “Until they see the photos, they won’t understand. All a mother or father hears is the word ‘naked.’ When I told my mom about the shoot, I left out the part about taking my clothes off,” she tells Allure.
She says was surprised by her own lack of shyness. “I was way more excited than I ever thought I would be. Which made me realize, I’m more comfortable in my own skin than I thought.”
Moynahan, however, is exactly the opposite. She’s far more reserved about appearing nude.
“I never roam around in bikinis, and I am only naked in the privacy of my own home,” she says. “In this electronic age, it’s not safe to be naked anywhere else, even in locker rooms.”
For Hilson it was all about getting rid of excess baggage.
“The transition to being in front of the camera was very, very difficult,” she says. “Everyone has their idea of what you should look like.
“‘You need to get into the gym.’ ‘You need to wear less clothes.’ ‘Wear dresses and skirts.’ ‘Put a weave in.’ ‘Cut your hair.’ ‘Color your hair.’ There are so many ways that others tug at you.”
“We do a lot of things to seek validation: I have to get more expensive handbags or fake lashes or fake boobs. This shoot was about dropping all that.”
As for Tisdale, she hopes to make a statement about herself.
“I’m 25, almost 26, but people think of me as much younger because I look young,” she says. “Being in this shoot was me saying, ‘I’m not just the young girl everybody thinks I am. I’m actually a woman.'”
Indeed. Check out their photos and video below: