Bella Thorne will be making her Playboy debut just in time for the holidays.
The 19-year-old starlet has secured her place in the November issue of the newly-revamped publication. Last year, Playboy announced that they would no longer publish nude women in their magazine in an effort to rebrand. In March of 2016, the first-ever non-nude issue hit stands.
In this issue, Bella pays tribute to one of her favorite fallen artists, David bowie by wearing a red satin bomber jacket with his name stitched across the back.
The issue will feature Bella as the "No Filter" girl, highlighting a woman each month who is doing big things in the media and entertainment industry. In her interview, Thorne makes a point to bring up critic who "shame a woman's sexiness" and how she wants to combat that. She says, “People are constantly trying to change me, every second of the day, especially on social media. I’m not fed up with social media — I understand it — but people like to comment on how my image is too edgy, that I’m too edgy, and on how they wish I looked. It’s a lot of ‘do this, don’t do that.'"
Bella has never been one to shy away from the media, especially when it comes to self-expression. She has publicly stated she is bisexual, openly praised tattoos and body art and believes that you should embrace your own skin. When talking about her critics, she says: "To them I say, f*ck off. There's this effort to try to shame a woman's sexiness by pulling a cover over it, but I'm a woman who loves skin. I love skin on me, I love skin on girls, I love skin on guys."
The young star believes that if you're confident enough to show off your body, you should. She continued by saying, "it can be difficult to get yourself to focus on you all the time, especially when you're trying to transition into who you really are, but I'm not going to change for anybody else. I love staying true to me."
Playboy snapshots aside, Bella has created a brand of positive self-expression that women can emulate from here on out. She's confident, sexy and shameless and wants every girl to be proud of the skin she's in.
Cheers to you, Bella, for keeping it real (and totally SLAYING this magazine spread)