Miss Universe Australia Jesinta Campbell's FHM Magazine cover girl
MISS Universe Australia Jesinta Campbell admits she is a little nervous about any negative backlash that could stem from her decision to grace the cover of this month's FHM Magazine.
The stunner from the Gold Coast channels Jane Fonda's Barbarella in the nine-page spread.
But the down-to-earth beauty queen says the decision to pose for the lads mag was not an easy one.
"It was definitely something that was out of my comfort zone, it was difficult for me," Ms Campbell said.
"I'm preparing myself for the negative comments. Hopefully people are nice."
The 19-year-old claimed third place at the Miss Universe finals in Las Vegas in August - the best Australia has done in the contest since Jennifer Hawkins won in 2004.
After a triumph of this calibre, it seemed only fitting for Campbell to follow the trend that many models before her have set, by stripping down for a men's magazine.
Ms Campbell told FHM how she evolved from nerdy schoolgirl to globe-striding beauty queen and spoke frankly about her new-found media attention, dating and the retouching debate.
"Yes, some people are genetically thinner or taller or bigger. Just try to be comfortable with who you are. It kind of annoys me when people say: 'Oh, you've been retouched'. That's unfair. Well, so what? I work hard for what I've got," she said.
The model was yet to see the final product from the shoot and will get her first glimpse with the rest of the public when the magazine goes on sale today.
"I'm nervous but my mum and dad are really, really supportive. They think it's funny. I'm probably going to be paid out for the rest of my life after this comes out," she laughed.
Ms Campbell, who is an avid charity supporter, said you can't take things too seriously.
"I was bullied at school so I have a tough skin. There's nothing anyone could say that could really upset me. It's quite comical," she said.
"Like with anything there are going to be positive comments and negative ones. But I know who I am, my family knows who I am. This was just a bit of fun."