Vanna White became famous for turning letters on the hit game show Wheel of Fortune. The blonde beauty has been on the air for 35 years.
Speaking to Fox News, White gave an interview about her thoughts on retirement and her cover of Playboy magazine.
The 60 year old blonde beauty recalls the Playboy experience and said she was low on money. White revealed that she was too embarrassed to ask her father for rent money when she posed for the photos.
“I was young and I wanted to do it on my own. So, I did these lingerie shots and from the moment I said I would do them, I thought, I shouldn’t be doing this, but I’m not going to ask my dad for money, so I’m just going to do it!’”
No, the pictures aren’t what contributed to her success. She actually already had the job on Wheel of Fortune when the photos came out.
“Hugh Hefner then bought those pictures,” she says. “He’s the one who put me on the cover of the magazine. I didn’t do it for Playboy.”
“Never do anything you don’t want to do,” adds White. “Listen to your instincts and follow it. It was a great lesson to learn, but what can I say? I did something I shouldn’t have.”
When asked about her success on the game show, she says, “I still don’t have an answer! I really don’t. It’s just one of those things that every once in a while, everything falls into place… it’s an escape.”
“I was on the cover of Newsweek,” she remembers. “That was the moment for me. The other one was when I got my star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. When I first moved to L.A., I went walking down the Hollywood Walk of Fame and I would tell myself, One day I’m going to have my own star.’”
White doesn’t plan to retire anytime soon. “I’m sure I will one day,” she says. “But I’m enjoying my job so much. I don’t want to retire. I hope to continue doing it for as long as I can.”