LV: I mean, that's what's in each person's head what they think about. I don't like to think about it like that.

SB: If a married man came to you at, let's say, one of your public appearances and said, by the way--and not even a married man, a single man who has a girlfriend--and he said, "Look, I saw your spread, it's unbelievable and that's what I think about when I'm making love to my wife or my girlfriend." You would feel uncomfortable with that, is that right?

LV: I would just laugh at him and be like, "You're not making love to me, you're making love to your wife or your girlfriend."

SB: So you would not want him to think of you, correct?

LV: No. And the same thing if they were enjoying the magazine to themselves. If people excite themselves looking at the pictures, that people are going to be looking at your magazine and doing that, helping themselves out, I don't want to think about it.

SB: Yeah, well, that's something I don't want to think about either. I'm speaking specifically about a relationship.

LV: Even in my past relationships, I don't think about other men.

SB: Yes, but studies show that 84% of husbands think about other women and a hell of a lot of them think about whatever--

LV: Centerfolds?

SB: Well, centerfolds or other pornography on the Internet and things like that.Is it porno, or is it art?

SB: Do you consider Playboy pornography, by the way?

LV: No.

SB: But unlike art, it's designed solely to excite men. If it's not pornography, what would you call it?

LV: I think it's tasteful. I think it's artsy.

SB: So you wouldn't have done Hustler?

LV: No. I think just for the reputation. Look, I didn't know anything about Playboy before I posed at all. I knew nothing. I had never even really probably picked up a Playboy. Maybe once or twice. My father doesn't read Playboy. Which is probably the only reason why I did do Playboy, because I knew that my father didn't read it.

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SB: If your father did read Playboy, would you be okay with that?

LV: I probably would have thought twice. Because I knew he didn't read Playboy, I didn't really think twice. I was like, I have this opportunity and I think it will be really great for me. And I know it's a steppingstone and that's the way my mom saw it.

SB: A steppingstone to what?

LV: To anything in the--not in pornography entertainment but just any kind of entertainment.

SB: Like for example, who would you say are famous Playmates who went on to [success]? Let's say, Playboy has been published since, I think, 1954--

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LV: Well, I think there's only 500 Playmates.

SB: How many would you say it served as a steppingstone for to a career in film or music or somewhere in the popular culture where they were successful?

LV: Probably only about 100 of them.

SB: 100? That's hard to believe.

LV: Like I said, I really don't know the world of Playboy that well. From the girls that obviously been--Carmen Electra and all those girls, I mean, there's Joy McCarr, there's a lot of other ones that I'm meeting, you know, being involved in Playboy, who I never even know were Playmates before they got roles as actresses or doing other modeling contracts. You know, even, there are some people that I work with in Playboy who were Playmates and now they work for Playboy. I have no clue to what kind of doors this is going to open for me, but I'm not letting everything ride on it. Like I'm not going to give up my college education right now to move to L.A. and try to be famous. If it's going to happen, it's going to happen, but guess what? If it doesn't, I'll be more than happy to finish my degree, start a family and get a career, just like any other working college student here at IUP or any school, for that matter. Look, I'm not planning on [its] totally opening every door for me and to [use] my looks and my body and everything, to get, you know, a free ride. I never intended on that, nor do I ever.


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