Jenny McCarthy reveals why her Playboy experience was different than other Playmates

Jenny McCarthy’s first Playboy shoot earned her the 1993 Playboy Playmate of the Month title on HuffPost. A year later, she posed on the cover when she was crowned Playboy Playmate of the Year. In 2011, McCarthy proved that age is just a number when she dared to bare it all again at 39, and she was smitten with the results. “The pictures are really beautiful and classy. They could be from W magazine,” she told People.

McCarthy advertised as a model for the last issue when it was announced in 2016 that Playboy would no longer show naked women. “I would be absolutely ready to take it all off again. Just to say I’ll be in the last one,” the then 44-year-old captioned McCarthy on her SiriusXM talk show, Dirty, Sexy, Funny with Jenny (via Yahoo!). She vowed to mark the end of the Playboy era in her own unique way. “In solidarity, I will wear my panties at half mast,” McCarthy said.

Since Hugh Hefner’s death in 2017, several Playmates have made disturbing allegations against the magazine founder. Holly Madison opened up about her “traumatic” experiences at the Playboy mansion on her Girls Next Level podcast. She described sex with Hefner as “hell” and claimed all models were afraid to take part in the group sex sessions he requested. Madison said they considered having sex with the octogenarian a “chore.” The disturbing revelations about Hefner shocked McCarthy, who shared why her Playboy experience was different from other Playmates.

Jenny McCarthy compared the Playboy mansion to a Catholic school

Jenny McCarthy has had her share of controversial moments. Still, she still had a long way to go to beat Hugh Hefner in the problem category. Holly Madison, who dated Hefner from 2001 to 2008, published her memoir, Down the Rabbit Hole: Curious Adventures and Warning Tales of a Former Playboy Bunny, shortly before his death. She compared living in the mansion to being in “a cult”.

Madison revealed that Hefner had a “recruiter” who would nurture and secure fresh “meat” for him. “Daddy, do you want to have the new girl?” Madison remembered the woman asking before Hefner had sex with her for the first time. Madison’s revelation opened the floodgates for others to share their disturbing stories and experiences. The recent documentary Secrets of Playboy was the final blow to Hefner’s reputation. McCarthy revealed that she had been asked to host the A&E documentary, but turned down the offer and refused to even appear in it.

In an interview for the “#NoFilter with Zack Peter podcast” (via New York Post), McCarthy said that when she was at the Playboy mansion, Hefner was linked to Kimberly Conrad, and it was “almost like a Catholic school.” She said that “[her] Heart broke” for the women, who emerged with dark and disturbing revelations. However, she insisted that her interactions with Hefner were very different. “I didn’t have the same experiences, so I didn’t want to sign up for a paycheck and be lewd if I didn’t experience those things,” McCarthy explained.