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OTRC: Jenny McCarthy to pose for Playboy before 40th birthday

Jenny McCarthy appears in a photo posted on her official Facebook page on February 6, 2012. / Jenny McCarthy appears on the January 2005 cover of Playboy magazine. (Facebook.com/JennyMcCarthyOfficial / Playboy)

Jenny McCarthy's career seems to have come full circle - returning to her roots with a Playboy pictorial and a dating show.

McCarthy, who got her start appearing in Playboy in 1993, said she would like to pose naked in the magazine one last time before she turns 40 in November. She got her wish and will appear nude in the July 2012 issue of the men's magazine.

"I would absolutely pose for Playboy. I would be so flattered if they asked me," the photo agency WENN quoted McCarthy as saying. "It's probably not going to happen but I think I want to do it again."

McCarthy has appeared in Playboy 6 times and was named Playmate of the Year in 1994. Her most recent Playboy appearance was on the January 2005 cover (pictured above). She also hosted the Playboy TV series, "Hot Rocks," which played uncensored music videos.

In February, it was announced that McCarthy had landed her own VH1 talk series, called "The Jenny McCarthy Show," which is set to debut later this year. The cable network said the program "will celebrate as well as skewer everyone and everything in pop culture, news, fashion, TV, movies and the web" and will "also feature guest panelists and celebrity interviews."

McCarthey will also host a new dating show, the NBC competition series "Love in the Wild," which is set to premiere on June 7 at 8 p.m. on NBC.

McCarthy got her start on TV hosting the MTV dating show "Singled Out" in the 1990s before appearing on her own comedy sketch show, "The Jenny McCarthy Show." She has also appeared on "Charmed," "Just Shoot Me!" and "Two and a Half Men."

McCarthy famously dated Jim Carrey for about five years before they announced their split in April 2010. In 2011, she dated sports agent Paul Krepelka for several months. McCarthy is a single mother as well - she and ex-husband John Mallory Asher, a director and actor, have one son - Evan, 9.

She has most recently been linked to Chicago Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher.

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