‘It wasn’t sexualised, it was sensual and creative’: S Club 7’s Rachel Stevens, 42, reveals she’s proud of her lads mag past and will show her daughters her racy photoshoots
She regularly topped FHM’s Sexiest Women lists in the 90s and Rachel Stevens has said she’s proud of her lads mag past.
The former S Club 7 pop star, 42, said she found the shoots ‘creative and sensual,’ rather than ‘sexualised’ and would happily show them to her daughters Amelie, ten, and Minnie, six.
She told The Sun: ‘Winning “Sexiest Female” was so lovely and so flattering. Obviously it’s all tongue-in-cheek and a bit of fun.
‘It wasn’t sexualised, it was sensual and creative’: S Club 7’s Rachel Stevens, 42, revealed she’s proud of her lads mag past and will show her daughters her racy photoshoots
‘For me, being in FHM wasn’t sexualised, it was about being sensual and creative. It was about being part of a team. I love photoshoots, anyway. I find them so fun and creative.
‘I wouldn’t worry about showing Amelie and Minnie those shoots because I’m proud of what I did and my career. It was so of-the-moment. I took it for what it was — a bit of fun.’
Rachel realises now that she struggled with body confidence issues and said she feels much better in herself now she’s older.
She also said it’s important to her to instil a confidence in her daughters that she shares with husband Alex Bourne.
Rachel’s first sexy shoot was in FHM back in 2000 when she was aged 22.
Meanwhile, Rachel is set to host a number of shows at Proud Embankment this month.
And she looked every inch the leading lady as she wowed in a sparkly ensemble to host Cabaret All Stars on Wednesday night.
She showcased her toned figure in a backless and cut-out nude leotard for her presenting duties.
Cabaret All Stars is a glamorous evening of fun with former performers from Cirque du Soleil and Moulin Rouge. Denise Van Outen recently enjoyed a successful run of performances at Proud Embankment.