On the hit MTV "reality" series The Hills, Heidi Montag plays the role of Lauren Conrad's supportive BFF (and romantic rival of ex-pal Audrina).
But in a surprising and candid interview with Usmagazine.com, Montag boasts she's even prouder playing a scantily-clad blondie in an 8-page spread inside the March issue of Stuff magazine.
But Montag, 20, who when not posing nearly naked in mens'-mags has been recording a pop album with Grammy-winning producer David Foster, is a little bitter about not landing as Stuff's cover girl. "They said they couldn't put me on the cover until I was 21," she says. "I guess advertisers don't like young girls being on the cover."
Montag, who played matchmaker by hooking Conrad up with bachelor-about-town Brody Jenner, reveals things in her interview with Usmagazine.com that she didn't even bare at her risque photoshoot.
Us: What do you think about not being old enough for the cover?
"I do think it is unfair that I didn't get the cover because of my age, but I understand, and it gives me something to look forward to when I turn 21."
Us: Do you think the photo spread is sexy?
"Obviously, they are sexy. Mostly because I am hardly wearing anything! I was excited to show a side of myself that people don't get a chance to see just watching The Hills. Spencer (Pratt, her manager-boyfriend and Hills co-star) definitely likes them!"
Us: What does Lauren think of the pics?
"She will probably think they are provocative, but hopefullly she will like them."
Us: Were you nervous about doing the shoot?
"I was definitely nervous about this shoot. It is my first big spread in any magazine and it was a very sexual photo shoot. I wore different swimsuits and outfits. The most provocative photos were either the ones in the pool where I am splashing around in the water, or the poses on the bearskin rug. I definitely had a lot of fun doing it."
Us: What's your message to your teenage girl fans by taking sexy photos like these?
"If they get a chance to do a [national magazine] photo spread [at my age], and they feel comfortable with their bodies, then they should do it. That's my message."
Us: So you want to be a pop star?
"I am working on my album right now. The sound is going to be very fun, fresh, sexy. It will be the Pussycat Dolls-meets-Gwen Stefani, with a dose of Fergie. I grew up dancing so there also will be a lot of performing. And a lot of my songs will be very sexual."
Us: Do you think Audrina is going to be jealous of your spread?
"Ha! I would be, but I honestly don't think she will be."