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‘Nashville’ Star Clare Bowen Gets Naked for Allure Magazine [NSFW]

Clare Bowen Nude

Fashion and beauty magazines are famous for featuring (classy) photo spreads of naked celebs, singers and stars. It’s meant to show them as they really are, both literally and figuratively. ‘Nashville’ star Clare Bowen is the latest to follow suit — make that “birthday suit!”

Bowen, who plays Scarlett O’Connor on the ABC series, posed in the buff for Allure as part of the publication’s Naked Truth issue. But it’s nothing off-putting. Her long, blonde hair is strategically placed and so is a white towel.

Inside the mag, Bowen says that if nudity is used “for a shock factor,” then “it takes away from what makes it beautiful.” That’s a simple, but insightful theory.

The actress was not afraid to let the mag photograph her scars, either, because her participation in the shoot was not done for any reason but to promote a healthy self-image. “This isn’t a rite-of-passage thing or a risqué thing,” she explains. “It’s about body image and making other people feel good.”

Bowen was excited about the shoot because it can be a keepsake and a snapshot of a moment of time. “My body isn’t going to look like this forever,” she reveals. “I think it’s lovely to have that preservation.”

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