No sooner had child bride Courtney Stodden expressed her desire to pose for Playboy than the magazine dashed her hopes.
Or did it?
On Saturday -- after the just-turned-18 Stodden tweeted: "No to porn ... yes to @Playboy ;) -- a source reportedly told TMZ she was too enhanced. "Courtney doesn't meet the standards of a Playboy model," he said, adding, "I don't think anybody really wants to see that anyway."
Stodden's mother refuted the alleged insider's pronouncement on her daughter's suitability for the skin magazine. "TMZ doesn't know what they're talking about. Clearly, their 'sources' are different than ours," said Krista Keller.
Controversy over whether her breasts are real has plagued the petite former pageant girl since she became a public figure.
"A lot of the critics are saying that Courtney is a fake," said her 52-year-old actor husband Doug Hutchison, "That's she's a Barbie doll, fake boobs, fake lips, fake nose, fake hair -- but God was her only plastic surgeon.'
To prove her breasts are biologically hers, the Washington native went on Dr. Drew's "Lifechangers" TV show and had an ultrasound of her breasts performed on stage. But the outcome was inconclusive, muddying the waters even further.
Ironically, Playboy has never discriminated against models who surgically super-size their breasts.
The first playmate to get breast implants was Sue Williams, who appeared as Miss April in 1965 -- three years after the first silicon breast implant surgery was performed in the United States. The petite model went on to star in such B movies as "How to Stuff a Wild Bikini" and "Dr. Goldfoot and the Bikini Machine" but tragically committed suicide in 1969 at only 23 years of age.
"Baywatch" bombshell Pamela Anderson, who has appeared on more Playboy covers than any model in the magazine's history, is as famous for her breast implants as she is her marriage to Mötley Crue's Tommy Lee. At her Comedy Central roast in 2005, Hugh Hefner himself joked, "In all seriousness, Pam, may your spirit and drive continue to inspire women everywhere to whip out their melons. Or, I mean, to throw off the chains of our sexually oppressive society."
The late Anna Nicole Smith once confided to Britain's The Sun about her DD breast implants, "Everything I have is because of them." The former Texas stripper, who was chosen Playboy Playmate of the Year in 1993, appeared in the magazine four years after making a measly $60 a week working at Wal-Mart.
When Lindsay Lohan appeared in Playboy this past January channeling Marilyn Monroe, it renewed speculation that the "Mean Girls" actress had breast augmentation surgery at some point. Though alleged before-and-after comparison photos published in Hollywood Life seem convincing, no proof exists she ever had the surgery.
Interestingly, Lohan's role model, Marilyn Monroe, was the first woman to appear on Playboy's cover and was its first and only "Sweetheart of the Month." But despite some random rumors, there is no evidence the "Some Like it Hot" actress ever had breast enhancement surgery, although she reportedly had her nose and chin altered.
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