Dannii Minogue Stripped for Playboy to Pay Debts
The 38-year-old singer agreed to bare all for Playboy in 1995 when she found herself in the middle of a fiscal crisis after her divorce with estranged husband, Julian McMahon.
The X Factor judge said that her parents didn’t agree for her to pose for the men’s magazine but rather said that she should ask her sister Kylie for money.
In an episode which showed an interview with Piers Morgan, which will be shown on ITV1 this Saturday, Dannii cried when she talked about the failure of her marriage with McMahon and their indifference with one another that led to the breakdown of their marriage.
She said: “We’re very different, but I felt like a failure and I hate that.”
Dannii also spoke of her sister’s battle with cancer and her own plans with boyfriend, former rugby league player Kris Smith, of starting a family.
Going back to her decision of bearing it all for Playboy, she said: “My parents didn’t want me to do it. My dad was saying, ‘Doing this is forever – you can never, ever change it’. Kylie knew why I was doing it – I could have asked her for the money, but it wasn’t in my nature.
“I never wanted to admit the trouble I was in. I should have been looking at my finances,” she said.
She added: “I would never disclose how much – but it had to be a lot to look at my parents” faces and see the anguish in my dad’s eyes. “I don’t regret it, but I feel relieved that people know why I did it – it is a huge weight off my shoulders.
“It was actually fun and I did feel liberated. I looked at the pictures and thought, ‘I look all right!’ The magazine was the biggest selling title they’d ever had and they had to reprint.
“My girlfriends went out to buy it and told me I looked beautiful. It then felt like a celebration of me.”