Pamela Anderson will be Playboy’s final nude cover star

Pamela Anderson. (Getty Images)
Pamela Anderson. (Getty Images)

Cape Town – Baywatch beauty, Pamela Anderson, will be Playboy’s final nude model, SkyNews reported.

The adult magazine that launched in 1953 with a sultry Marilyn Monroe on its cover earlier this year announced it would stop publishing photographs of fully nude women.

The decision came after a top editor of the magazine met with its founder Hugh Hefner at the Playboy Mansion last month, according to chief executive Scott Flanders.

Starting in March 2016, Playboy's revamped print edition will still include photographs of women in provocative poses. They just won't be nude anymore, Flanders told The New York Times, adding that such pictures have become "passe" in the internet age.

(Pamela Anderson on the cover of Playboy magazine's February 1999 issue.)

Anderson announced in an interview with celebrity news show Entertainment Tonight that she will grace the cover and centrefold of Playboy magazine's final nude issue.

The 48-year-old was first photographed for the magazine in 1989.

The January/February 2016 issue which will be released on 11 December this year marks Anderson’s 13th cover appearance.

(Sources: SkyNews, AP)