Bella Thorne can now add “Playboy model” to her resume.
The redheaded actress, who’s unabashedly open about her sexuality, made her debut in the gentleman’s magazine with a series of sultry photos. In one image, she wears a silk bomber jacket embroidered with “Bowie” on the back; in another, she channels an old-Hollywood screen siren in a red satin dress.
Thorne spoke to the magazine for their monthly “No Filter” page about staying true to herself ― she recently came out as bisexual ― in spite of other people’s opinions.
“People often don’t want to get to know the real you; they only want to get to know the person they think you are,” she said. “For me, that means people are constantly trying to change me, every second of the day, especially on social media.”
“People like to comment on how my image is too edgy, that I’m too edgy, and on how they wish I looked. It’s a lot of ‘do this, don’t do that,’” the 19-year-old added. “To them I say, fuck off.”
Finally, the actress admitted what you already know if you’ve seen her Instagram posts: She’s not afraid to show off her skin.
“If you’re confident enough to show off your body, you should,” she said. “Be confident. It can be difficult to get yourself to focus on you all the time, especially when you’re trying to transition into who you really are, but I’m not going to change for anybody else. I love staying true to me.”
You can head over to Playboy to see more of Thorne’s photos or pick up a copy of the issue when it hits newsstands on Oct. 25.