Lena Dunham Tells Playboy She Doesn’t Want to Look Like a Victoria’s Secret Model

Lena Dunham has gotten herself a pretty eccentric reputation in Hollywood and it seems like that’s exactly the way she wants it. From her television appearances, to her tweets, to her out-there scenes on HBO’s Girls, 26-year-old Dunham has shown the world that she’s not afraid to be herself.

Now, Dunham has another thing to put on her Hollywood resumé. The star has recently posed for Playboy, but did so in her own style. Dunham chose not to strip for the shoot, instead posing in a t-shirt that reads, “I Posed Today,” with the magazine’s signature symbol bunny. This may seem odd to anyone who is a fan of the show Girls and has watched even a tiny number of episodes. In a good number of them, Dunham is unafraid to show her nude chest and body in true HBO fashion. The girl has even played naked pingpong on camera.

Dunham has been quoted as saying that she in no way wants to look like a Victoria’s Secret model. Comfortable with her body, she told Playboy, “There would be all kinds of weird challenges to deal with,” adding, “I don’t think I’d like it very much.” Dunham is featured in the magazine, wearing cute sunglasses and a dress, instead of posing naked. According to the young actress, she’d rather be certain of why she’s getting attention, instead of being unsure if its because of her body. She told the magazine, “I don’t want to go through life wondering if people are talking to me because I have a big rack. Not being the babest person in the world creates a nice barrier. The people who talk to you are the people who are interested in you.”

Personally, I have a ton of respect for Dunham. I’m a huge fan of the show Girls and appreciate her way of straying away from the Hollywood norms. I also loved her shout-out in her Golden Globes acceptance speech, when she said that her award was “for every woman who’s ever felt like there wasn’t a space for her.” I think it takes a lot of guts to put yourself and your opinions of yourself before the opinions of others (I also seriously love the fact that she’s dating one of the guys from the band Fun…if they get engaged, I want an invite to the wedding).

What about you? What do you think of Dunham and her desire to not look like a VS model? Tell us what you think in the comments below!

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