Wow!  These pics are definitely not from Food Network.  Apparently, Rachel Ray posed for some rather provocative photos for FHM in 2003 and I never even heard about it.  In an interview with Nightline’s Cynthia McFadden she discussed the pics:

 I think I was 35 at the time, 34, 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 thought ‘what the heck’ I asked my husband what he thought about it and he [giggles] says ‘kinda cool’ 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.”

I hear that!  Never would I have thought that Rachel Ray would be chosen for a sexy photo shoot, but here she is in her Culinary Glory! 

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