Naked ambitions! Four of television's hottest female stars stripped down — completely! — to heat up the pages of Allure's annual Look Better Naked Issue. Naya Rivera, Jennifer Morrison, Christa Miller and Clare Bowen were bestowed the honor of flaunting their bodies for the magazine's racy shoot, set at a home overlooking picturesque Beverly Hills.
Glee star Rivera, 26, who has become something of a sex symbol in the lesbian community after her character's small-screen romance with Brittany (Heather Morris), copped to having her share of body-image issues back in the day. The actress, who plays cheerleader Santana on the hit Fox show, said that she was "always self-conscious" about her body growing up, even when she was waitressing at Hooters.
"When I was working there, I was really skinny — a lot skinnier than I am now. But I was always self-conscious," she said. "It's so funny now to feel completely different."
For her photo, the actress sits at a poolside table with nothing on but a smirk, her legs crossed strategically.
Fellow up-and-comer Morrison, 32, doesn't seem to have too many qualms about going nude, however, admitting that her abs are her favorite body part.
"I do work out my abs but definitely not as hard as most people do," the Once Upon a Time actress said, adding that she hasn't yet had the opportunity to do any nude scenes.
"They don't really come my way," she said. "Maybe this shoot will change that."
The other two ladies from the shoot, Cougar Town actress Miller and Nashville star Bowen, told the magazine, that for them, going fully nude isn't exactly in their comfort zones — and for good reason!
"If I did, my husband would make me have sex 40 times a day," the 48-year-old actress, wed to Cougar Town co-creator Bill Lawrence, said of what could happen if she opted to walk around her home in the nude. "That's a true story."
The actress, who is notably older than the other three actresses, nevertheless brought her A-game to the intimate shoot, grinning like a classic girl-next-door while laying flat on her stomach on a poolside lounge chair.
"I started getting nervous this morning," she told the magazine. "When I was driving here, I said to my husband, 'Wait, what am I doing? I'm going to be naked for Allure. Maybe I should turn around.' He was like, 'You look great, and you've been Spinning like a crazy person. Go.'"
Bowen similarly expressed her concerns about going nude as well — but for a different reason.
"The only reservation I have about nudity is whether it's necessary or not," the 23-year-old blonde beauty told the publication. "If it's for a shock factor, it takes away from what makes it beautiful."
In her photo, the Australian star stands stark naked save for a carefully placed white towel as she looks off into the distance, showing off her fit midsection with her long blonde hair covering her breasts.
To see more arresting images, pick up a copy of Allure's May issue, on sale April 22.
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