Apprentice 6’s Kristine Lefebvre did Playboy to help other cancer survivors

The June issue of Playboy, which is out today, features Apprentice 6 star Kristine Lefebvre on the cover and fully nude inside, and Playboy’s web site includes a PG-rated, non-naked video of her shoot.

She agreed to be in the magazine, she says, to help other cancer survivors lik herself. Kristine “was diagnosed with cervical cancer after two years of infertility treatments resulted in two miscarriages” and then “underwent a radical hysterectomy about a year and a half ago,” E!’s Marc Malkin reports.

However, the results of that surgery won’t be visible in the photos. “They did not leave the scars in. You know, I had no problem leaving them in, but I understand that my personal soapbox is not what’s going to sell magazines. Men want to see a body. They don’t want to see a scar from hip to hip,” Kristine told E!.

Still, she did the shoot because “I want people who have gone through what I’ve gone through to realize they’re still a whole person. I hope there’s one woman out there who has had breast cancer and is willing to go back into her lingerie drawer and pull out that lace bra–not to make her husband or her boyfriend feel good but to make herself feel good.”

Malkin notes that Kristine previously “negotiated Playboy deals for clients like Pamela Anderson and Deborah Gibson.” She says that she was convinced to do the shoot when “Hef called me personally at my office. And I was like, All right, damn! These people know how to negotiate.”

Speaking of negotiators, Kristine says that Donald Trump “was obsessed with my body during the show. Literally obsessed, because the second task was the swimsuit one, and I was the one on our team who modeled the suit. After the runway show, he came in the back and said, ‘Oh, my God! Who would have known that body was under there? You should be a model.'” Later, when a company president “was commenting on my [golf] swing, and Mr. Trump said, ‘Well, you should see the body under those clothes.’ I was, like, ‘Mr. Trump! Do you want a smart person working for you, or do you just want eye candy? Let me know, because I need to adjust my focus in this game.'”

Apprentice to Playboy: Full-Frontal Kristine! [E! Online]

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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.