While "Hills" star Heidi Montag has declined to directly confirm reports that she has posed for Playboy, she told MTV News that such a decision wouldn't conflict with her Christian beliefs — in fact, she said she thinks posing for the magazine would be a "huge honor."
"If I were to do Playboy, it would be a huge honor," she told MTV News on Monday (June 15), just hours after her and husband Spencer Pratt's dust-up with Al Roker on the "Today" show. "Many iconic women have done it: Charlize Theron, Sharon Stone did it, Marilyn Monroe. So it's a very amazing, well-known magazine. I would love to do it, but I would do it very tastefully. I think you would have to see, if I did do it." (Note: Theron's photographs were purchased by Playboy and published over the actress' objections.)
She went on to explain that despite Tweeting constantly about Christianity, she isn't concerned that posing for the magazine would conflict with her beliefs — and she has a very specific reason why.
"I'm more of a modern Mother Teresa," she said. "I would take things with moderation. I think God created the body. I think we're born naked. We die naked. I don't think it's something to be ashamed of. I think the body is a beautiful piece of artwork that God created. I have nothing to be ashamed of."
Meanwhile, her husband, Spencer Pratt, dropped the hint that on "August 15 — hypothetically, if this did happen — you can buy the issue and you can look and see how much Heidi maybe would bare." On Monday, a rep for Playboy declined comment when asked by MTV News whether Montag had posed for the magazine.
Ex-Danity Kane singer Aubrey O'Day, who posed for Playboy herself recently, told MTV News that she supported Heidi's decision.
And while Spencer said he's aware that the couple will probably be criticized for it, he's used to criticism. "I live in the backlash," he said. "Maybe a little bit more — so scared!"
Which, of course, raises the question: Would Spencer pose nude if approached? "Playgirl [magazine] shut down," he said. "I was already reaching out to them. There is no more Playgirl. I might just start the Spencer magazine where I get naked every month!"
MTV News will have lots more from our interview with Heidi and Spencer in the coming days!