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The public figures below have certainly gotten their 15 minutes of fame, so youve probably

seen them in the news.

What may surprise you about the people on this list, who generally caught the publics

attention for other reasonsinvolvement in a scandal, a shocking medical miracle,

membership in the First Family, or even an appearance on a talk showis that they have

all also been paid to strip down for risqué photos or films (voluntarilythis list doesnt

include anyone whose image was captured without consent or which was exposed to the public

gaze without permission).

Below are 10 folks you might not expect to see in risqué photos, or even adult films

10.

The Women of Enron

When you hearEnron,” you probably think of the shady accounting practices and corporate

deception that led to what was the largest corporate bankruptcy in US history.

And when you think of Enron employees, you might envision the duplicitous execs who ran

the company, which once had a market value of over $60 billion, into the ground with

their criminal schemes.

Alternately, you might think of the thousands of lower-level staff members who werent

aware of the crooked dealings in the C-suite, but lost their jobs and pension plans when

the fraud was exposed and the companys stock became worthless.

But what might not be top of mind is another view of the employees of the ill-fated energy

companytheWomen of Enron,” a feature in the August 2002 issue of Playboy that featured

ten women who worked at Enron when it went belly-up.

While featuring ex-employees of a failed company baring it all seems like an odd idea, apparently

Enron employees leapt at the chance, with more than 300 vying to pose.

One employee who made the cut, Carey Lorenzo, expressed her desire to maximize the opportunity,

saying, “Im going to ride this 15 minutes of fame and try to make it a million hours.”

Unfortunately for her, her flash of glory was definitely on the fleeting side.

9.

Melania Trump

Melania Trump certainly looked every inch a First Lady on the day her husband Donald

was inaugurated as the 45th President of the United States.

Wearing a Ralph Lauren ice blue dress and jacket combo, with matching gloves, and sporting

a classic updo, Melania Trump chose a look that wouldnt have been out of place in

Jackie Kennedys closet.

However, while her sartorial choices since her husband has become President have been

elegant and understated, during her modeling career, Melanias wardrobe was often more

risqué, including a couple of shoots where she wore nothing at all.

In one 2000 shoot for British GQ, Melania (who was just dating Donald at the time and

using her maiden name, Knauss), posed on a fur blanket wearing nothing but diamonds,

heels, and handcuffs.

In an earlier photo spread for a French mens magazine, the future Mrs. Trump shed everything

but the heels.

Defending his wife after the photos resurfaced in 2016, Donald noted, “Melania was one

of the most successful models

This was a picture taken for a European magazine prior to my knowing Melania.

In Europe, pictures like this are very fashionable and common.”

8.

Levi Johnston (Bristol Palins ex)

Levi Johnston is best known as the baby daddy of former fiancé Bristol Palins first

child.

Levi got his first taste of the spotlight when his girlfriends mom, Sarah Palin,

ran for Vice President.

When Bristols teen pregnancy, and their purported engagement, became public, Levi

suddenly got more attention that a small-town teen from Alaska could have previously imagined.

However, while Levis relationship with Bristol was short-lived (the two split in

2009, shortly after the birth of their son), Levi sought to extend his time in the limelight

(and to improve his financial position), by dropping his Carhartts to pose for Playgirl.

Explaining his decision to disrobe for the magazine, Levi noted, “I just get naked.

Thats what I do.”

The 2010 photo shoot, in which Levi didnt quite bare it all, did include some shots

of Levi posing with a hockey stick.

The bemused Levi subsequently said that the gay fan base he developed post-Playgirl was

great”, though he noted the contrast to growing up Wasilla, where hehad never

even seen a gay guy, I dont think.”

While there were rumors that Levi would pose again for the magazine, this time in a more

comprehensive’… way, this surprising Playgirl model has yet to disrobe for Round

2.

7.

Tonya Harding

What do you do when youre a former Olympian whos banned from your sport for life after

pleading guilty to hindering the investigation of an attack on your greatest rival?

If youre Tonya Harding, you sell rights to a video (and stills from it) of your honeymoon

night with your ex-husband to Penthouse magazine for $200,000, plus royalties.

The sale occurred just before Tonyas ex, Jeff Gillooly, went to prison after pleading

guilty to racketeering for his role in planning the attack on rival figure skater, Nancy Kerrigan,

which took place just before the 1994 Olympics in Lillehammer.

While Tonya was allowed to skate in the Olympics, as it was not proven that she was involved

in the attack, she placed 8th, while Kerrigan, who had largely recovered from the blow to

her knee, took the silver.

After the sale of the tape, Tonya found other ways to profit from her infamy, enjoying an

unspectacular boxing career, where her most notable match was against Clinton accuser

Paula Jones.

She also would appear on the screen againthis time, clothedas a commentator on TruTVs

The Smoking Gun Presents: Worlds Dumbest

6.

John Wayne Bobbitt

John Wayne Bobbitt first came to the public attention forthe chop heard round the

world,” when his wife, Lorena, cut off his penis while he was in bed, drove off, and

hurled it into a field.

Lorena, who alleged her husband had repeatedly abused her, was eventually found not guilt

of malicious wounding by reason of insanity.

Luckily for John, his penis was found and reattached in a methodical 10-hour surgery.

Almost a year later, John shared the success of the surgery in an adult film, John Wayne

Bobbitt Uncut.

John, who described his reattachment surgery aspart of history,” said he took the

film role tobasically show everybody Im healed and fully functional.”

John, who went on to star in additional adult films, including Frankenpenis, claims, “My

movies were the bestselling adult videos in history.”

While Johns attack served as a catalyst for his adult film career, most men would

agree that he paid a fairly steep price for his time in the spotlight.

5.

Patti Davis (Ronald Reagans daughter)

Melania Trump isnt the only member of the First Family to have bared it all.

Another Presidential family member has also posed in the buff, though Patti Davis, Ronald

Reagans daughter, did so well after her dad had left the White House.

Davis, who took her mothers maiden name to be able to make her own way without the

associations of the Reagan name, didnt always agree with her parents, often publically

championing liberal causes.

She also wrote a quasi-autobiographical novel, and then a tell-all autobiography that detailed

her battles with her famous family.

In 1994, Patti posed for Playboy, landing on its cover in a pose sure to horrify conservatives

the world over.

In an interview with More magazne, Davis insisted that:

I knew, given my reputation as the rebellious First Daughter (even though my father was

out of office by then), that Id get criticized for doing Playboy, but I didnt care.

I wasnt doing this to spite my parents; I was going it for meDespite all the criticism

I got, which was plenty, Im still proud of that shoot.”

Davis, who sees her physique as a testament to the role of fitness and her success in

overcoming addiction, disrobed to pose again, this time for More magazine in 2011, at the

age of 58.

4.

Senator Scott Brown

Scott Brown surprised the political establishment when in 2010, as a Republican Massachusetts

state senator, he upset the Democratic candidate, Martha Coakley, the Massachusetts attorney

general widely viewed as a heavy favorite, to win the Senate seat that was left empty

by the death of Ted Kennedy.

While Brown didnt win reelection, his electoral success in 2010 wasnt the only surprise

that emerged as the result of his campaign.

Before he began his political career, Scott Brown had been dubbedAmericas Sexiest

Manby Cosmopolitan magazine, stripping down to pose for the centerfold of the June

1982 issue.

Brown went on to model for other ads during law school, but nothing as racy as his Cosmo

shoot.

After his election, the Senator defended his birthday suit centerfold, saying, “You dont

see anything.

Its Cosmo, not Playgirl.”

In an interview with Barbara Walters, Senator Brown advanced possibly the oddest argument

a public figure has ever made when confronted with risqué photos from their youth: “My

grandmother saw it.

She laughed.”

3.

Paula Jones

Paula Jones rose to national attention when she accused President Clinton (then Governor

of Arkansas) of sexually harassing her when she worked as a Arkansas state clerk.

After a long court battle, President Clinton finally paid Jones $850,000 to drop her case,

though the fallout from the lawsuit eventually led to Clintons impeachment by the House.

In the wake of her accusations, Jones was vilified by Clinton allies, who sought to

portray her as a trashy opportunist.

James Carville, a Clinton advisor, once said of harassment allegations against Bill Clinton,

Drag a hundred dollars through a trailer park and theres no telling what youll

find.”

But Paula quickly irritated her allies on the right as well, when she decided to bare

in all in Penthouse magazine spread, after previously saying she would, “nevernever

pose for a mens magazine (when photos previously taken by a partner were released without her

consent).

Abrasive conservative commentator Ann Coulter led the chorus of those who denounced Jones

decision to pose: “I totally believed she was the good Christian girl she made herself

out to be.

It turns out shes a fraud, at least to the extent of pretending to be an honorable

and moral person.

Now, shes just as gross as Monica.”

Jones defended her abrupt shift, saying, “I meant [I would never pose] at the time, but

I changed my mind

Im a single mother now and need to support my two little boys.”

Gracing the pages of Penthouse isnt the only commonality Paula Jones shares with scandal-ridden

Tonya Harding; as we mentioned previously, the two would later face off in the boxing

ring.

2.

Searcy Hayes (girl who looks like Ted Cruz)

US Senator Ted Cruz has a face only a mother could love (and even she doesnt seem so

charmed by him).

Various media outlets have pointed out that he looks exactly like Grandpa Munster and

is anoted lizard person.”

His college roommate said of Cruz, “When I met Ted in 1988, I had no word to describe

him, but only because I didnt speak German.

Thank you Germans, forBackpfiefengesicht‘.”

In case youre curious, that meansa face in need of a slap.”

One neurologist even took to Psychology Today to explore why, exactly, Cruzs facial expressions

made him feeluneasy.”

But while Ted Cruz may not have a facethat launched a thousand ships,” his face did

launch one adult film career: that of 21-year-old Searcy Hayes from Natchez, Mississippi.

Hayes originally appeared on Maury to prove to her fiancé that he was the father of her

son.

But she quickly went viral for a different reasonher startling resemblance to Ted

Cruz.

One adult film site offered Searcy and her fiancé $10,000 for a 6-minute amateur adult

film, an offer they quickly snapped up, hoping to buy a truck and pay off their house.

So the next time Senator Cruz mentions creating jobs, rest assured that there are at least

two (temporary) jobs in film that are directly attributable to him.

1.

Nadya Suleman (AKAOctomom”)

Nadya Suleman surprised everyone (including her doctors, who were only expecting seven

babies) when she gave birth to the worlds first set of living octuplets in January 2009.

But that was just the beginning of the surprises Suleman, dubbedOctomomby the media,

had in store.

Questions quickly emerged about the ethics of the procedures that led to Sulemans

octuplet pregnancy when it was revealed that Suleman, a single mother who lived with her

parents, already had six children when she had the IVF procedure that produced octuplets.

Observers also wondered how Nadya (who now goes by Natalie) would support 14 children

and cover a hospital bill that was estimated at $1.5 to $3 million, when her main income

in the preceding years had been disability payments.

But Nadya, who claimed she, “just pinged back into shape like a rubber band after the

kids,” had a plan up her sleeve (or rather,down her shirt) posing topless for a British magazine

for $10,000.

Despite this payday, the criticsfears about Sulemans financial stability proved

correct, and Octomom filed for personal bankruptcy in 2012.

Later that year, Suleman, who had previously claimed she would never consider appearing

in pornography, starred in a solo adult film entitledOctomom Home Alone,” which was

nominated for four Adult Video Network awards, winning in theBest Celebrity Sex Tape

category.

Suleman also worked as a stripper, but quit after discovering her daughter playing dress-up

with her performance attire.

Since 2013, Suleman has made her living with her clothes onas a family counselor and

therapist, relying on food stamps to help her cover the expenses of feeding her giant

brood.

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