Allure lives up its title this month.
In the May 2009 issue of the magazine, which goes on sale April 21, a quintet of beautiful women bare it all. They are:
- Top Chef host Padma Lakshmi;
- Comedian Chelsea Handler;
- Dollhouse star Eliza Dushku;
- Actress Sharon Leal;
- True Blood star Lynn Collins.
Why pose nude, Lynn?
"Women with confidence in their bodies are the sexiest thing, so I put on my cape of courage and did it. It was quite liberating!"
It was quite sexy, as well.
FOLLOW THIS ARTICLE'S JUMP TO DROOL OVER EACH WOMAN IN HER BIRTHDAY SUIT...
Click on the photos for larger images of Chelsea Handler, Eliza Dushku and others in the buff!
Remember: Allure is the same magazine that recently gave us a glimpse of Cindy Crawford nude... and scary.
Meanwhile, each of the women pictured were asked questions about their bodies. Excerpts of their answers include:
Lakshmi, on preparing for the photo shoot: "I exercised a little bit extra, but I actually think I look better when I have a little bit of weight on - my breasts are fuller, and I'm curvier than when I'm at my thinnest."
Handler, on her boobs: "They're real and perky. Even if you can't see them, the important thing is that I know about them, and the guys I've slept with know about them."
Dushku, on nudity: "I'll strip down to my underwear and my Ugg boots when I eat lunch in my trailer."
* Note to The Hollywood Gossip interns: Set up a hidden camera inside Dushku's trailer. Also, fetch me a muffin.