Pamela Anderson Opens Up: Why She 'Hated' Her Look Before 'Playboy' Pose

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Pamela Anderson remains one of the faces that has graced playboy the most at the peak of her career, however those sexy poses from the actress didn't come easy as she recently revealed she was painfully shy at the time and hated how she looked.

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Detailing The Shyness That Came With The Shoot

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During an Interview with ET Canada, Pamela said;

“The shyness was something that was so debilitating. When I was little, I would wear a hat over my head and pull the hole closed so I could only see out this much.”

Pamela Didn't Like The Way She Looked

The 55-year-old added that;

“I hated the way I looked, I hated everything. I was so shy and I always thought everybody was pretty and I just didn’t have that confidence or self-confidence.”

How She Later Took The Bait

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The moment Anderson decided to take a gamble on herself and begin modeling for Playboy for the first time in 1989, Anderson told the site, everything changed.

On Giving It A Try

Although Playboy repeatedly pursued her while she was in Vancouver, she always declined his advances. Later afterward, she found herself in a situation and said, "Why not? Let me try this.

The First Feeling Of Freedom

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“Then I did my first photo shoot with Playboy. It was the first flash when I opened my eyes and it felt like I was falling off a cliff.

She continued;

It really felt like I was just … allowing, instead of trying to control, It was my first feeling of freedom. Then I was off to the races.”

Covering The Women's Daily

Less than a month ago, Anderson opted to go makeup-free on the digital cover of Women's Wear Daily's Feb. 10 issue.

On Embracing Her True Form

Throughout the session, Pamela Anderson showed off her satin skin and embraced her true self, showing off her freckles and fine creases.

Feeling Powerful For The Shoot

“I really feel powerful right now when everything’s very pared down,” The actress. “I like to see my freckles. I like when my hair isn’t done. I like just a really fresh face.”

Pamela Is Sticking To The Tradition Means Of Ageing

The actress added that she would rather age naturally than with Botox or fillers. She goes on to say that she dislikes the injections and that they are ineffective for her.

On Accepting Herself More

Pamela Anderson added that she is now much more accepting of who she is and how wonderful she feels about it, so she would like to watch how she develops.

On Dealing With Body Image

Evidently, Pamela has talked about some of her physical insecurities before. The actress admitted earlier this year that she had body image issues growing up and that she avoided looking in the mirror.

How She Never Thought She Was Pretty

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The writer revealed to People;

“I never thought I was pretty. I always thought I was athletic and funny. It kind of catered to my insecurities and probably because of my early sexualisation and my shame about it all, I didn’t want to feel that way. I didn’t like that I had any kind of qualities that were attracting the wrong kind of attention.”

A Celebration Of Faults

On January 31, Anderson published her autobiography, Love, Pamela. She called it a "celebration of faults" and said it was the chronicles of "just one girl's chaotic life".

Pamela, A Love Story Is Available On Netflix

Pamela, a Love Story, a documentary about her, debuted on Netflix the same day.

Getting Candid On Her Memoir And Documentary

She got candid in both her memoir and documentary about her ascent to prominence as a Playboy model, her leaked sex tape with her then-husband Tommy Lee, and how her life changed as a result.

The Documentary Is Emotional For Pamela

At the Los Angeles premiere of Pamela, A Love Story, Anderson previously spoke with People and discussed how personal the film and her biography Love, Pamela were to her.

"Of course, it's emotional for me," Anderson says. "It's just all these wonderful memories and hard memories too. But I wanted to go back into those feelings and feel those feelings."

On Reclaiming Her Story

In the new documentary, Anderson reclaims her biography, sharing private, never-before-told information about her upbringing in Ladysmith, British Columbia, and her ascent to prominence as a model, actor, and her pursuit of love.

What She's Known For

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Anderson is most recognized for her work as a glamour model for Playboy magazine and for playing "C.J." Parker in the Baywatch television series.

She Has Two Kids With Tommy Lee

The 60-year-old Tommy Lee and Anderson have two children together: Dylan Jagger Lee, 25, and Brandon Thomas Lee, 26.