Debra Messing, Maria Menounos strip down for Allure
April 17th, 2012
03:55 PM ET

Debra Messing, Maria Menounos strip down for Allure

There’s a whole lot of celebrity skin on display in the May issue of Allure magazine.

Five actresses and TV personalities - Debra Messing, Taraji P. Henson, Maria Menounos, Leslie Bibb and Morena Baccarin - appear in the publication, totally in the buff.

The ladies took their clothes off for the Body Images feature, and not too surprisingly, some were more comfortable than others getting naked for the cameras.

Menounos told Allure her photo shoot was tough, saying that she’s so squeamish about nudity she’s afraid to get pregnant because if she does she'll have to show her doctor her goods.

"I have some serious issues here," the 33-year-old “Extra” host and "DWTS" competitor admitted to Allure. "But I want to get over that."

"Smash" star Messing, on the other hand, said bring it.

"I don't have the body that working out in a gym for three hours a day would create, but I feel pretty good," the 43-year-old actress said. "I represent that."

For more photos of the stripped-down stars, visit

soundoff (49 Responses)
  1. JPX

    I hate it when something is touted as "nudity" when, as others have noted, this shows nothing.

    May 15, 2012 at 2:48 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Dave

    Why didn't Debra Messing do this back when someone might have cared, in the Grace Adler days.

    May 14, 2012 at 11:38 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Randy

    Debra Messing should stick to shots NOT involving frontal nudity. She just doesn't have the chops.

    May 6, 2012 at 11:48 am | Report abuse |
  4. rc

    This is straight up po.rn.

    May 1, 2012 at 1:55 am | Report abuse |
    • Pat

      rc, are you a flippin idiot? how exactly do YOU define p.orn? THIS is not porn, it's not even nudity (except, as someone already mentioned, as seen by the photographer and stylist). Are any nips showing in the magazine? any labia? Then this is no more exposure than one would see on a typical US beach in summer with today's thong bikinis. But nudity p.orn. p.orn = people engaged in relations.

      May 15, 2012 at 2:40 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Sharky

    Messing looks hotttt. Mreowrrr..

    April 24, 2012 at 10:16 am | Report abuse |
  6. Dr. Trololol

    Would like to see double penetration and maybe some a2m, will pass on purchasing.

    April 21, 2012 at 10:52 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ted Striker


      Dude I literally just coughed up the milkshake I was drinking. (No pun intended rofl, I really was sipping a vanilla milkshake from In N Out HAHAHAHAHAA).

      April 26, 2012 at 1:28 am | Report abuse |
  7. Lucky Teeter

    These celebrity nude things are a joke...really.....they exist in Hollywood for publicity and to sell fashion magazines. I suppose these ladies make big money doing this....good for them......but to call them 'celebrities in the buff" misleading
    and not believable. Who gets to see these ladies in the nude ? The female stylist and the female photographer ?

    April 19, 2012 at 1:30 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Craig

    Airbrushed to hell photos are useless. We aren't looking at anything even remotely real.

    April 19, 2012 at 11:39 am | Report abuse |
  9. jujubeans

    Pics would be better if they were messing with their menounos!

    April 19, 2012 at 10:19 am | Report abuse |
  10. Adam

    They aren't nude. You can't see anything. What a rip. I want full-frontal

    April 19, 2012 at 9:54 am | Report abuse |
  11. KAS

    Morena Baccarin? Woot! I have always found her fantastically attractive (except for that whole V haircut thing). From Firefly to How I Met Your Mother, she's always been one to watch out for.

    Go Morena!!!

    April 18, 2012 at 12:21 pm | Report abuse |
  12. jujubeans

    They're showing skin, but not the right skin. They should have gotten Halle Berry, she would have showed her gazongas; or Lindsay Lohan, bewbs for a million bucks; or Madonna, showing pink; or Demi Moore , in body paint.

    April 18, 2012 at 12:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • melvinslizard

      A million bucks for Lindsay? I heard she'll do more than that for $20...

      April 18, 2012 at 1:37 pm | Report abuse |
  13. big Richard

    Debra's not Messing around with that pose, but in the air. I'd like to get behind that!

    April 18, 2012 at 11:47 am | Report abuse |
  14. jujubeans

    They look good! Nice curves! Skin is always good! Hubba hubba.

    April 18, 2012 at 10:12 am | Report abuse |
  15. Tostada Burrito

    If I was a young guy I'd be thinking WOO they look nice !

    April 18, 2012 at 9:08 am | Report abuse |
  16. mister nice guy

    my penis is so polite it stands up so chics can sit down .......(now i take a morning stinky dump in the blog room)

    April 18, 2012 at 8:12 am | Report abuse |
  17. DFWDelia

    I have said from the start of this season's "DWTS" that Maria Menumous is a beautiful woman and I would love to join her and Derek for some dirty dancing! Hee hee! For whatever it's worth, Maria looks great dressed and she'd look great naked!

    April 18, 2012 at 4:23 am | Report abuse |
  18. The Troll

    Great photos . enhanced or not these women should be proud of the art they are depicted in.nothing to be ashamed of.

    April 17, 2012 at 11:46 pm | Report abuse |
  19. jrk1964

    So, Maria, nice promotion for women's health. Are you saying you have never had a yearly exam?

    April 17, 2012 at 11:15 pm | Report abuse |
  20. @9:57

    I agree with you and she is also flat chested. It doesn't matter if it was enhanced or not. What the men on here are seeing in this pic is a beautiful woman with curves, regardless if the pic was photoshop or not. It's also a black and white pic. Black and white pics are always cool. Something about them. I always like them.

    April 17, 2012 at 11:06 pm | Report abuse |
  21. @@Brian


    April 17, 2012 at 10:57 pm | Report abuse |
  22. danielwalldammit

    Very pretty girls.

    April 17, 2012 at 9:21 pm | Report abuse |
  23. Sokman

    Oh I Googled it. I Googled it hard & fast, then hard again.

    April 17, 2012 at 8:30 pm | Report abuse |
  24. Dave

    Plus the blond girl looks even better. Daaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaang.

    April 17, 2012 at 8:28 pm | Report abuse |
  25. Dave


    April 17, 2012 at 8:27 pm | Report abuse |
  26. 6185jp

    ...before they post!!

    April 17, 2012 at 6:26 pm | Report abuse |
  27. 6185jp

    Comments ARE PRE-SCREENED below they post!

    April 17, 2012 at 6:25 pm | Report abuse |
  28. 6185jp

    Maria is afraid to let her doctor see her goods. What? She is plastered all over the internet in the ocean in a bikini showing the world her goods. Google it!

    April 17, 2012 at 6:24 pm | Report abuse |
  29. Brian

    My question is... WHO CARES!!!

    Debra Messing hasn't been anything since Wil and Grace and Maria Menounos hasn't been anything since..... well ever!

    Both desperately trying to stay somewhat relevant.

    April 17, 2012 at 5:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • @ Brian

      When it's women posing like they are for a magazine, does it matter? What were you hoping for... Clay Aiken?

      April 17, 2012 at 5:45 pm | Report abuse |
  30. Yvonne Brazier

    Must be nice to have photoshop take care of cellulite, stretch marks, and other skin imperfections. Allure and other women's mags are doing us normal women a diservice by portraying altered visions of women like this. Such a shame.

    April 17, 2012 at 5:05 pm | Report abuse |
  31. Keith

    Tupac is one smelly kneegrow. But he is one jigg i bet soap and water wont make smell any better.

    April 17, 2012 at 4:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • Promoter

      Wouldn't it be great if there was a Tupac holograph concert, and through the concert he decomposed so by the end there were wriggling earthworms and maggots like a rapping zombie ("Put yo hands in the air, heyo, heyo, got my mind on my money and my money on my mind...") and the concert ended with a car load of west coast gangstas doing a shotgun driveby. How Sweeet would that be? And you wouldn't have to share the profits with living humans.

      April 18, 2012 at 8:43 am | Report abuse |
    • melvinslizard

      Wow, your parents must be soooooooooooooo proud of you and your mastery of the English language. What an incredible sense of humor, too. It's ironic, tho, considering your mom sure seemed to like Tupac...

      April 18, 2012 at 1:35 pm | Report abuse |
  32. derp

    Justin Bieber in the buff is a lot better than these girls. Oh, and Tupac is still dead.

    April 17, 2012 at 4:22 pm | Report abuse |
  33. Ted 2

    Did I mention she sure looks nice? Daaaang.

    April 17, 2012 at 4:11 pm | Report abuse |
  34. Ted 2

    Son of a gun. That is a genuine friendly photo. She is awesome. They need to give her an award. Maybe an Oscar or something.

    April 17, 2012 at 4:10 pm | Report abuse |
  35. Observer

    Liberal stooges.

    I prefer men like Evel Knievel and liam.

    April 17, 2012 at 3:57 pm | Report abuse |

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