Jerri Manthey, the cast member audiences loved to hate, has posed in the nude for Playboy magazine.
Manthey told the CBS Early Show anchor Bryant Gumbel she chose to do it because she had control of the photographer, the location.
"I corroborated on the concept with the photographer and because of that, I felt very comfortable going into the situation knowing that the end result would be something I was proud of and something I felt really good about."
She said she is pleased with the way the photo spread turned out, but she would prefer that her father, the sergeant major, never get to see the pictures.
"If my dad never sees these pictures, my job will be well done," she said. She added that her father trusts her judgement and will probably believe she made the best decision for herself.
Manthey said she wanted to expose both her vulnerability and her strength: "Any time you are willing to expose yourself, there's a sense of vulnerability in that. As well as strength. It takes a lot of guts to do what I did."
She said she thought the experience was necessary to counteract the image she created on the spring's hit reality TV show.
"You know, what you see on "Survivor" is very tough woman who stands up for herself and isn't afraid to speak her mind, but you never got a sense of my vulnerability from the show. That was important to me to have the opportunity for people to see a little bit more into me."
As for her fellow cast members, she says she has lost touch with them all.
"Everyone is off doing their own thing," she says. "I wish everyone the best. I think if we all get what we want out of this whole deal, job well done."
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