Heidi Montag Poses For 'Playboy'

'Hills' star will appear in September issue of magazine.

A few months ago, it had been rumored that "Hills" star Heidi Montag had posed for Playboy. And now comes official word that the former "I'm a Celebrity ... Get Me Out of Here!" contestant will appear in the September issue of Playboy, according to People.

"There is nudity," a source told People. "It's tasteful -- she had a lot of fun with it." When contacted by MTV News, a rep for Montag did not have a comment regarding the news at press time, however, on Friday afternoon (June 12), TMZ reported that "there will be no real nudity" in the photos.

Perhaps a Playboy spread will improve Heidi's ranking on [article id="1611160"]Maxim's Hot 100 List[/article], which had dropped from #36 in 2008 to #81 this year. "I'm gonna go to this Maxim party and have a serious conversation," [article id="1611269"]Spencer Pratt told MTV News[/article] after learning of his wife's ranking. "I'm still horrified she's not even at #2."

Montag is the latest MTV star to find herself in the pages of Playboy. Earlier this year, "Making the Band" star and former Danity Kane member [article id="1604760"]Aubrey O'Day posed for the magazine[/article], saying that if felt empowering for her to do it.

"We constantly feel the need to not say this or not wear this or do that, and taking it all off and being nude is the most natural state that you can be in," O'Day told MTV News about the pictorial. "Being able to feel comfortable with that and show that sex can be a beautiful, comfortable -- your sexuality can be a beautiful, comfortable thing -- is going to be empowering for people.

[This story was originally published at 11:06 am E.T. on 06.12.2009]