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Katarina Witt says 1998 Playboy shoot wasn't about money.

London, Mar 27 ( ANI ): Figure skater Katarina Witt, who modelled for Playboy when she was on the peak of her career, says that though the shoot was quite lucrative for her, that wasn't the reason why she chose to do it.

Presently a co-judge for 'Dancing on Ice', Witt had posed for the magazine in 1998 and that issue was only the second to sell out. The first one was in 1953 featuring Marilyn Monroe.

The Olympic gold medallist says that it was "the right moment" for her, as she wanted a change of image.

"After 10 very successful years as a professional skater I felt stuck with a cute, pretty, ice princess image," the Telegraph quoted her as saying.

"I wanted to change people's perceptions but it was important that the pictures were sensual so I chose natural settings, the beach and in water where it was completely natural to have no clothes rather than be provocative in stockings or sexy lingerie.

"It worked and to me the biggest compliment was that more women than men bought the magazine," she added. ( ANI )

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