Everything must come to an end eventually, and so it is that Playboy Magazine will no longer feature images of naked women within its pages.

It's only fitting that Pamela Anderson -- who's been featured on the magazine’s cover 14 times in the past 26 years, and is one of the magazine's "most beloved playmates" -- will serve as the covergirl for Playboy’s final nude issue.

Speaking with Entertainment Tonight, Anderson explained that Hugh Hefner personally requested she cover the magazine's last naked issue. She said, "I got a call from Hef's attorney, who said, 'We don't want anybody else. There's nobody else. Could you do the last cover of Playboy?’”

And she made the most of it: "I took off all my clothes, and I rolled down the hill as fast as I can. I was just screaming, and hair and boobs were flying, and shoes were going everywhere."

In an interview with James Franco for the issue, Anderson says posing nude for Playboy at for the first time at 22 boosted her confidence significantly: "The photographer shot me in one roll of film because I was nervous and throwing up. But then I saw the pictures, and from there it was hard to keep my clothes on! I was painfully shy before, but then it clicked in my head that nobody cares what you look like naked except you. People are more concerned about themselves and their own flaws.”

The decision to revamp the magazine and halt printing images of naked women was made earlier this year when the masterminds at Playboy realized it's nearly impossible to compete with the Internet. The company’s chief executive Scott Flanders said (via the New York Times), "You’re now one click away from every sex act imaginable for free. And so it’s just passé at this juncture.”

The January/February issue of Playboy hits newsstands on December 11.

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