Stars Who Have Tried To Revive Their Careers By Posing For Playboy

Heidi Montag Playboy

Magazines may be a dying beast. 

Hugh Hefner may have been left at the altar by his fame-hungry fiance and his son-in-law may be accused of insider trading.  But one thing remains certain: Up-and-coming starlets and fading stars all rely on Playboy for a (hopefully) quick career burst.

To wit. 

Levi Johnston‘s younger sister Mercede (Jezebel points out their mother apparently had a thing for naming her children after brands…minus the ‘s’) is posing nude in next month’s Playboy.  Newsflash: She has nothing nice (nor new) to say about the Palins.

Johnston joins a long (and somewhat more distinguished) list of women who’ve relied on stripping down to up their profile.  Whether it’s actually a career boost for folks other than, say, Pamela Anderson, remains to be seen.

But that hasn’t kept all these women from trying.   

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