Luenell has built a career around being bold and outspoken, and now fans of the comedienne can see her in all her glory — literally — as the latest celebrity to grace the pages of Penthouse.
In an expose titled "HEY, LUENELL," the star reveals all and uses the opportunity to talk about body shaming, bullying and more.
"It was the opportunity of a lifetime because Penthouse wanted to do much more than just go skin deep," Luenell said in a statement. "Looking closer at social media, Hollywood stereotypes, body shaming, and the current political landscape, posing for Penthouse empowered me to be real with y'all in a way that was previously unavailable to me." The comedian continued, " These things affect us all, and this is a more honest look than anything you'll see in the mainstream. Naked truth can be as sexy as a naked body."
She added, "I want to make history with this shoot. It's already made history for me. I had cold feet, but they warmed up very quickly when I walked on set. I just said, 'Eff it!' People can go f*** themselves if they feel any type of way about what I'm doing."
See some of the glamorous photos below:
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Luenell's issue of Penthouse is on newsstands now, see for yourself how the comedy icon used the shoot to discuss topics close to her heart.
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