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Bella Thorne is stripping down, literally and metaphorically.
The former Disney star, 19, makes her Playboy debut for its “No Filter” feature and poses for some risqué photos. She also opens up about why she won’t ever cover up her personality on social media, no matter how many haters criticize her for being too naked or too racy.
“People often don’t want to get to know the real you; they only want to get to know the person they think you are. For me, that means people are constantly trying to change me, every second of the day, especially on social media,” she tells Playboy.
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“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.’ To them I say, f–k off.”
Thorne has no qualms about being naked, which is why she loves to show off her skin wherever she can. “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,” she adds. “If you’re confident enough to show off your body, you should. Be confident.”
She continues, “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.”
For Thorne’s Playboy debut, she pays tribute to late iconic singer David Bowie with a red bomber jacket that has his last name stitched on the back. Wearing nothing underneath the jacket, Thorne puts her cleavage on display. In another photo, the Blended actress stares seductively into the camera while lounging on a bed in a blue silk top and cream-colored bottoms.
In October 2015, Playboy announced it would stop publishing nude pictorials of women. The first non-nude cover was released in March with Sarah McDaniel on the cover.
Playboy‘s November 2016 issue hits newsstands nationwide on Oct. 25.