GQ is blasting Rielle Hunter, who is said to be repulsed by the racy shots of her in the magazine's April issue.
Hunter -- a 45-year-old videographer who had a fling with John Edwards and gave birth to his 2-year-old daughter Frances Quinn -- told Barbara Walters that she thought photographer Mark Seliger would've used some of the "beautiful headshots" he took of her.
Instead, they used shots of her wearing no pants as she lounged next to stuffed animals.
But GQ isn't buying it.
"Rielle is a smart woman," DePaulo added. "She knows what she wore and what she was doing in the photo shoot."
GQ also released a video of the shoot to "GMA" today and at one point the videographer asks Hunter, "You want to take a look at this?"