Playboy to Run Palin Feature Alongside Nude Mercede Johnston
CHICAGO — Playboy magazine’s September issue will feature a profile of former Alaska governor Sarah Palin's family running next to a four-page nude spread of Mercede Johnston, the sister of Bristol Palin's estranged ex-boyfriend and father of her child, Levi Johnston.
According to reports, the Palin’s did not participate in the story written by reporter George Gurley, but instead the writer interviewed Alaskan locals, friends and acquaintances of the Palins.
Playboy sources told the New York Post that Johnston — who was paid less than $25,000 for her photo shoot — talks candidly about Sarah Palin and Bristol, whom she regularly slams in her blog.
Johnston ripped into Bristol's book, "Not Afraid of Life: My Journey So Far," saying it should have been entitled, "Not Afraid of Lies."
The 18-year old is following in her brother Levi's footsteps who posed nude for Playgirl magazine in 2009.