Jenny McCarthy got candid about her near-disastrous audition for Playboy at age 22.
“When I was trying out to be a centerfold, they actually give the girls five days of a test,” the 44-year-old model and actress recalled on “Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen” Sunday.
However, Playboy founder Hugh Hefner wasn’t impressed by McCarthy’s look.
“So eight hours a day for five days, on day four, the producer said, ‘Come meet with me, Hef is on the phone,’” she explained. “And Hef said, ‘You’ve got one more chance. Go home and practice, because your face looks like you just hit a deer with your car. You look so horrified.”
McCarthy continued, “So I went home that night trying to find sexy, and I came back and go, ‘Okay, listen, all you’re going to get is a smile. That’s all I know how to do.’”