Michelle Keegan, who of course plays the role of Tina McIntyre in Corrie, has revealed that she would consider going topless for a Playboy photo shoot, but only if it was “tasteful.”
She also revealed in an interview with the Sun’s TV Biz, that she doesn’t understand why she’s won the Britain’s Sexiest Female Soap Star award three years on the run, as she reckons she’s a bit of a “tomboy.”
Of that, she said, “It’s so flattering but I’m the least sexy person. When I first won it my friends were all laughing…
“Even I was like, ‘Why have I won this?’”
Michelle added, “I wouldn’t say no to something like Playboy if it’s tastefully done.
“But I will never get my boobs out, unless it was for a professional acting job.
“They’re my boobs. I don’t want the world to see them. I see them as my private bits and I don’t want the whole world judging them.
“But I’d love to do a period drama one day. I’ve seen nudity in a period drama and thought it looked tasteful…
“You weren’t going, ‘Oh my God — her boobs!’ It’s not like in a picture where you just look like you’re showing them off.
“I’m not a model at all. I see pictures of other girls and think they are much more photogenic than me.
“You always have your body issues — I wish I was a bit smaller here and a bit bigger here.
“But I’m not saying what because then people just focus in on that and go, ‘Oh, she has got big ears’. Whoops!
“In real life I wear a tracksuit and have my hair up. I don’t dress up much unless I’m going for a night out.
“I don’t see myself like this sexy person. I really am like Tina. That’s what people call me when I’m out and about. I’m just not sexy.
“When I was young all I wanted to do was go out with my mates to the park. I didn’t even know what fake tan was. And I didn’t know what a diet was. I just wanted crisps.
“But I see my cousin now and she’s 15 but she looks like she’s 17. It is scary. TV shows and magazines do have that influence.
“That’s why, when I win the sexiest soap star award, part of me is pleased because I think people are voting for Tina.
“She doesn’t try too hard to be sexy and that’s good. Girls should be like that. They can relate to her.
“They don’t have to go out with their boobs or bum showing.”
Michelle is of course in the running for this year’s Sexiest Female at the British Soap Awards.