Padma Lakshmi, Eliza Dushku and Chelsea Handler are alluring


The Nude Issue of Allure magazine doesn’t hit the stands until April 21, but there’s a sneak peak online and a few of our favorite ladies are involved, baring (almost) all.

Top Chef‘s Padma Lakshmi, E!‘s Chelsea Handler and Dollhouse star Eliza Dushku are all featured in “The Naked Truth,” where they not only pose strategically, but give some pretty candid answers on body image and self-confidence issues, as well. So, you know, there’s more than just some nicely-lit photos.

The magazine asks Padma how she prepared for the intimate shoot, and she said:

I exercised a little bit extra, but I actually think I look better when I have a little bit of weight on — my breasts are fuller, and I’m curvier than when I’m at my thinnest.

Now that’s a role model! Does she sleep naked, they ask?

I tend to sleep in the nude. I’m an innately tactile person and a very sensual-leaning woman. You have to use the word “leaning” or it sounds like I’m boasting! When I’m in my own private space, I do spend time with very little on.

Eliza’s interview unveiled an interesting fact that’ll be hard to not think of every time watching Dollhouse:

I’ll strip down to my underwear and my Ugg boots when I eat lunch in my trailer.

I’m sorry, what was I just doing? Oh right, Allure something-or-other. OK.

Comedian/talk show host/author Chelsea Handler’s snippet is not surprisingly pretty tongue-in-cheek.

On why she agreed to post for the shoot in the first place (like she wouldn’t — I mean, she has a book called My Horizontal Life: A Collection of One Night Stands):

I like being naked, and I like Allure, so I figured, why not?

On the body parts she’s most proud of:

My boobs are good. They’re real and perky. Even if you can’t see them, the important thing is that I know about them, and the guys I’ve slept with know about them.

And now we know about them. Thanks for the mental images, ladies.

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