If you can’t beat them, join them. After the entire spread leaked online, Hugh Hefner made the executive decision to officially release Lindsay Lohan‘s Playboy issue early.

In the magazine, Lindsay opens up about her experience doing the nude shoot and why she channeled Marilyn Monroe for the spread. For Lindsay, posing nude gave her “confidence.”

“Sex and sexuality are a part of nature, and I go along with nature,” Lindsay tells Playboy (via The New York Post). “I think Marilyn Monroe once said that. I certainly agree with her … Knowing yourself and your body is so important because it gives you confidence, and in life, women need confidence.”

“It’s a very male-dominated world to begin with, so knowing yourself and being comfortable with your body is an important thing for me as a woman,” she explains. “Everyone is entitled to their opinion, but this is mine.”

Hugh has been promoting the issue on his Twitter, writing, “The Lindsay Lohan issue will make the perfect Christmas issue for men in your life–father, son, husband, boyfriend, whoever.”

Lindsay’s issue is now available on iPlayboy!

News Source: OK!

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