A former Franklin, N.H., resident, who was one of the stars in the popular Survivor television show, said she is considering an offer to pose for Playboy magazine.
Jenna Lewis, 22, who has 4-year-old twin daughters, said she and Colleen Haskell, a 23-year-old Survivor contestant, have received offers to pose for Playboy.
“It would have to be a lot of money because I’m going to get a huge amount of press on this. I’m going to get a lot of negativity. I’m a young mom,” she told the Toronto Sun. Lewis has been in Toronto for the last couple of days promoting Global TV, which airs the show in Canada.
Careful Consideration Lewis was voted off the tropical island of Palua Tiga in last week’s ninth episode of the top-ranked summer show and has been making television and radio talk show appearances ever since.
Lewis said posing for Playboy might hinder some of her other career moves, “but it also would take care of my daughters for many, many years to come because I would act responsibly with the money.”
Lewis, a former day-care worker and part-time college student who is the daughter of former Franklin Mayor Jim Lewis, moved from Franklin to California after the show was taped. She now lives in San Francisco.
She has said she always wanted to pursue a career in modeling, acting or as a talk-show host. But Playboy is another story.
“I don’t know if I want my daughters to be running around the playground and have everyone say, ‘Oh, your mom’s in Playboy.’ But then, I justify it by saying its not pornographic; its a display of beauty. I really don’t think it’s a bad magazine at all,” she said.
Since being voted off the island, Lewis has appeared on CBS-TV’s Early Show, the David Letterman show, the Late, Late Show and Entertainment Tonight.
While still a survivor, Lewis was featured on the cover of Time magazine in late June and interviewed by CBS’ 48 Hours and has been the subject of countless Survivor forum discussions on the Internet.