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Pamela Anderson Recalls Being 'Painfully Shy' Before She Posed for 'Playboy'

Pamela Anderson Recalls Being 'Painfully Shy' Before She Posed for 'Playboy'

Pamela Anderson is opening up about how posing for Playboy changed her self esteem.

The 55-year-old actress spoke about her decision to pose for the magazine to Morgan Hoffman in a “One-on-One” special, recalling she was painfully shy.

Pamela appeared on the cover of the magazine in 1989, just before her acting career took off.

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“The shyness was something that was so debilitating. When I was little, I would wear a hat over my head and pull the hole closed so I could only see out this much,” she described on the program, via ET Canada.

Pamela added that before Playboy, she “hated the way I looked, I hated everything. I was so shy and I always thought everybody was pretty and I just didn’t have that confidence or self-confidence.”

“Then I was in Vancouver and Playboy approached me a few times and I said no. Finally I was in a situation and thought ‘Why not? Let me try this.’ Then I got to L.A. and I was horrified,” she shared. “Then I did my first photo shoot with Playboy… it was the first flash when I opened my eyes and it felt like I was falling off a cliff. It really felt like I was just… allowing, instead of trying to control. And it was my first feeling of freedom.”

Pamela concluded that after that, she was “off to the races.”

If you didn’t see, Pamela just recently released a Netflix doc and memoir about her life and career so far.

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