October 8th, 2009
03:13 PM ET
13 years ago

PEOPLE: Levi getting ready to pose nude for Playgirl

[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2009/images/03/16/art.levi.gi.jpg caption="Johnston's latest gig is with Playgirl magazine."]Levi Johnston has laid bare life with the Palin family. Now he's about to expose much more – himself.

Rex Butler, a lawyer for the 19-year-old father of Sarah Palin's grandchild, says it is a "foregone conclusion" Johnston will pose nude for Playgirl and is now getting gym-ready three hours a day, six nights a week, working out with an Anchorage body builder, the Associated Press reports.

Full story at People Magazine

Filed under: Levi Johnston
soundoff (294 Responses)
  1. WhoisRight

    A magazine that just gets to the bare-facts.

    October 8, 2009 08:13 am at 8:13 am |
  2. Ken in NC

    Well at least it can't be said that the young man hasn't been trying to find his own cut for making money and that's good for his baby son.

    October 8, 2009 08:18 am at 8:18 am |
  3. EJ in Texas

    well I guess now the world will get to see why Bristol picked him anyway, huh? I guess when it comes to money there is no shame anymore.

    October 8, 2009 08:18 am at 8:18 am |
  4. Annie, Atlanta

    God Bless him, if he can get the work. But CNN, this falls under the category of way too much information, or maybe news you can't use. Something like that.

    October 8, 2009 08:20 am at 8:20 am |
  5. S.B. Stein E.B. NJ

    Why is this news? Please stop reporting on him or any Palin because they have no relevance to the country other than to those that like to look at disasters!

    October 8, 2009 08:23 am at 8:23 am |


    THATS the Hillibily PALIN family for you LOL

    October 8, 2009 08:27 am at 8:27 am |
  7. Susan

    That has about as much appeal for me as Palin's ghost written 'memoir.' Can these people please take their money and just go away?

    October 8, 2009 08:28 am at 8:28 am |
  8. NVa Native

    What's next in the "duelin' banjos" saga ~ Sara Palin in the Playboy cougar edition?
    That would seal her nomination with the old white guy party and Faux news.

    October 8, 2009 08:31 am at 8:31 am |
  9. Terry from West Texas

    So what? The kid has a kid to support.

    We all love to see beautiful or famous people naked. We are a nation of voyeurs. Our advertising is filled with naked or nearly naked women draped over new cars, using cell phones, eating burgers, and advertising cool looking shoes. Our TV news twinkies and weather babes are selected – in part – for their trim figures, their willingness to wear incredibly short skirts on camera, and to twist themselves into bizarre postures so we can't look up those short skirts.

    But, all of you tongue-cluckers out there will inevitably express your puritan outrage and moral indignation. There is no emotion more satisfying to the human being than moral indignation.

    If anybody wants to pay me fifty bucks they can see me with no clothes on – and that price is negotiable depending on my credit card balances. Out of respect for truth in advertising, I took a look in the mirror this morning and your fifty bucks would be better spent on a couple of good books.

    October 8, 2009 08:33 am at 8:33 am |
  10. jules sand-perkins

    Why not? I heard that he wants to make money as a model.
    I'm sure there will be comments from liberals wanting to make fun of Palin through this guy's magazine spread.
    I wonder how many of those comments will be from entitlement-fed bums who do nothing at all to earn money.

    October 8, 2009 08:34 am at 8:34 am |
  11. Stephen, Minneapolis

    Ha ha ha. I heard about this and I thought I'll check the Ticker and SURE ENOUGH it is on here!!!! Ha ha ha!

    Look, this is a poor kid from the middle of nowhere who has people throwing money at him. He hasn't had any sort of raising or upbringing to speak of.... I know I wouldn't let him around my daughter but that is what happened so life goes on.

    Let it go!

    October 8, 2009 08:34 am at 8:34 am |
  12. awaitingmoderationby CNN

    OMG, I got the National Enquirer rather than the CNN Political Ticker, or is this just another CNN excuse for Palin bashing by the left wing nuts. Sick, very sick.

    October 8, 2009 08:37 am at 8:37 am |
  13. We Won Get Over It

    WHO IS NEXT......Boehner, McConnell, or how about Rush?????

    October 8, 2009 08:38 am at 8:38 am |
  14. Strauss

    Another hard-hitting political story here on the ticker! Thanks CNN, now I feel like an informed member of the populace and am ready to contribute to the betterment of society.

    October 8, 2009 08:40 am at 8:40 am |
  15. Rose

    What a good father, I wonder how his son will feel when he grows up and finds out his father posed nude. For Levi, this whole thing has been about money. Keep him out of the news, he is scum..

    October 8, 2009 08:41 am at 8:41 am |
  16. Mike

    Why do you guys continue to give this kid press? Haven't we heard enough about the ex-boyfriend of the daugher of a failed political candidate? Can you not find any other news in the entire world to worry about?

    October 8, 2009 08:42 am at 8:42 am |
  17. JonDie

    Go for it, Levi. Make Bristol, Sarah and Todd proud!

    (now if we can just get Bristol and Sarah to follow suit!)

    October 8, 2009 08:43 am at 8:43 am |
  18. Ed, Santa Fe, NM

    Levi is the only honest one in the Palin clan. At least he doesn't pretend to be anything than what he is. She's a total fraud.

    October 8, 2009 08:44 am at 8:44 am |
  19. KJ

    And just when you thought this couldn't get any trashier....

    October 8, 2009 08:44 am at 8:44 am |
  20. once upon a horse

    wow now we'll all get to see how big his......uh EGO is! Why is this on Political Ticker anyway?

    October 8, 2009 08:46 am at 8:46 am |
  21. Cole-Boston

    Looking forward to that!!!!!

    October 8, 2009 08:46 am at 8:46 am |
  22. Dont blame me

    A DORK looking for his 15 minutes of fame.

    October 8, 2009 08:48 am at 8:48 am |
  23. rr

    and this is politically important or even newsworthy because....

    Is this CNN or US Magazine?

    October 8, 2009 08:48 am at 8:48 am |
  24. Philly

    Should we be surprised? Perhaps the reason Levi & Sarah don't get along, is because they're too much alike. BOTH will do anything for attention, even if it's negative!

    October 8, 2009 08:49 am at 8:49 am |
  25. Babaganusch

    This will be like throwing red meat to all the liberals on this site, but it has absolutely nothing to do with politics. Why does CNN want to be an enabler to people like this?

    October 8, 2009 08:50 am at 8:50 am |
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