Ashley Dupre -- the call girl at the center of the sex scandal that felled New York Governor Elliot Spitzer -- has landed on the cover of the May issue
of Playboy, and she has dished to RadarOnline.com all about it.
"I think the scariest thing for me was taking off my clothes!" said Ashley, of her sexy eight-page spread.
"I'm a female, when you bend over and there are things hanging out I have the same insecurities as every other woman in the world."
And their was a major mishap during the cover shoot when Dupre heated things up, literally!
"I was sitting in the middle of 100-200 candles literally from all that hairspray my hair went up in flames!
"My hair stylist was the only one who noticed, he started screaming Fire, fire!" and he patted it out with his hands.
"I was a little shocked!"
Dupre shot to infamy when it was revealed she was the hooker involved in the Spitzer scandal.
Still bitter about the events, she told RadarOnline.com that she hasn't been treated fairly in the aftermath to the controversy, which forced Spitzer to
resign from office.
"Absolutely there is a double standard," Dupre said.
"But I made so many mistakes over a period of like four or five years, really terrible horrible mistakes.
"I'm constantly in situations where over and over again I'm being defined by this."
While she is currently writing an advice column for the New York Post and has started her own website www.stilettosuicide.com, Dupre explained how difficult it has been to deal with the focus on her life.
"I don't blame anyone for my mistakes," she added.
"This is something I¹ll have to live with the rest of my life.²
While Hollywood has become embroiled in cheating scandals -- with Rachel Uchitel and Michelle "Bombshell" McGee shooting to household names with
their illicit liaisons -- Dupre insisted she was not in the same category as "mistresses".
"I will never sell my story," Dupre said.
"I never asked for this and unfortunately these girls have no idea the affect this is going to have not just on them. Screw them. They're forever going to be the mistresses."
As for true love, a skeptical Dupre doubted she would find the man of her dreams - at least, anytime soon.
"Guys ask me out all the time," she said.
"The best is when they know who I am and they don't know anything about me and they're like "I'm falling in love with you," I'm like, really? Really?
"Then I just deleted them, put them in the stalker category."
The May issue of Playboy hits newsstands Friday, April 16.