NEW YORK (CBS) Donna D'Errico, a former "Baywatch" actress and Playboy playmate may be traveling by land or sea -- after she was allegedly forced to undergo a full body scan by TSA agents at Los Angeles International Airport because she's attractive.
"It is my personal belief that they pulled me aside because they thought I was attractive," D'Errico told AOL News Monday. "My boyfriend looks much more like a terrorist than either I or my son do, and he went through security with no problems."
D'Errico, who was with her 17-year-old son Rhyan and boyfriend Roy J. Bank, the president of Merv Griffin Entertainment, said when she asked the agent why she was picked to go through the body scan, he only responded with, "because you caught my eye."
D'Errico continued, "after the search, I noticed that the male TSA agent who had pulled me out of line was smiling and whispering with two other TSA agents and glancing at me. I was outraged."
TSA spokewoman Nico Melendez was quick to dismiss D'Errico's claims, telling AOL News that "passengers are selected at random and not because they're celebrities."
AOL News took the incident a step further asking the actress why she was bothered by the men staring at her body scan when she's already appeared nude or in "Baywatch"'s revealing red swimsuits
"I must have overlooked the clause in both my Playboy and 'Baywatch' contracts stating that once appearing in that magazine, or on that show, I would forever be subject to being seen naked live and in person by anyone, at anytime, under any conditions, whether I agree to it or not, and for free," she said.
"I posed for Playboy 15 years ago. I was on 'Baywatch' 13 years ago. Both of those were controlled environments, with proper lighting, makeup, etc., and were jobs. I contractually agreed to do both of those jobs. I could have stopped or changed my mind at any time. None of those conditions are present when TSA decides for you that you will consent to being scanned or felt up, or you simply won't be allowed your constitutional right to travel from one place to another freely."