Top Design judge Kelly Wearstler appeared in Playboy

Top Design‘s judges may be boring and barely competent, but at least one of them has an interesting past. Kelly Wearstler appeared as Playboy’s Playmate almost 13 years ago.

Bravo’s profile for Kelly Wearstler says she “ranks among the design industry’s most influential new tastemakers.” In September 1994, appearing as Kelly Gallagher in Playboy, she said her “ambitions” were “To own my own marvelous design and furnishings business.” She also said one of her “turnoffs” was “bad design.”

Fleshbot aggregates several links to scans and images from her photo shoot, including this very NSFW one.

Kelly Wearstler’s Top Design(s) [Fleshbot]
Kelly Gallagher [Playboy]

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about the writer

Andy Dehnart is a journalist who has covered reality television for more than 15 years and created reality blurred in 2000. A member of the Television Critics Association, his writing and criticism about television, culture, and media has appeared on NPR and in Playboy, Buzzfeed, and many other publications. Andy, 36, also directs the journalism program at Stetson University in Florida, where he teaches creative nonfiction and journalism. He has an M.F.A. in nonfiction writing and literature from Bennington College. More about reality blurred and Andy.