PHOTOS! Here are the pictures from the Rachel Ray 2003 FHM Photo Shoot. Rachel Ray says of her 2003 FHM photo shoot that she has no regrets.
However, her mom was furious, says Ray.
Rachel Ray speaks about the FHM photos in an ABC Nightline interview that will air tonight. Ray says of the 2003 FHM pictures:
“I think I was 35 at the time. And I thought about it for a while, and I said, ‘You know what? This magazine has as young as 17-, 18-year-olds in hottie bikinis, and these are all actresses, models, pin-up girls. I don’t belong to any even remote club of theirs.’
“And I thought, ‘If I’m gutsy enough to do this, this is a good thing for everybody. This is the everywoman, here she is,’. And I did it, and it was the most scared I’ve ever been, and I wouldn’t change a thing. I’d do it again tomorrow.”
“If you spend so much time thinking about the people who dislike what it is you’re doing, you’re doing a disservice to the people that employ you. I’m not employed by those people. I work for the people that want the type of food I write [about], the type of food we share with people.”
Ray says still can’t deal with how much money she makes. Some estimates put it in excess of $18 million.
“It makes my stomach flip. I’m not comfortable with it … because I don’t like to think of my life as that far away from me. People that make that kind of money — it’s just too foreign of an idea. Says Ray, “I’m not a chef. I haven’t created any new technique in the kitchen. I’m not a rocket scientist. I think I’m good at writing accessible, fun, and affordable meals for the average American family. That’s what I think I’m good at.”
Catch the interview tonight on ABC.