02/11/2005 at 09:00 AM EST
Paris Hilton has done a lot of questionable things, but posing for Playboy is not one of them, according to a rep for the socialite-actress-author.
Of course, those who see the cover of Playboy's March issue might think otherwise. The men's magazine features a picture of a woman (who certainly looks like Hilton) in fishnet stockings and a red bustier, with a headline that screams "Paris Hilton: Sex Star of the Year."
Lusty fans who purchase the magazine won't find any pictures of Hilton inside, however, because she didn't take her clothes off for the magazine.
"I'm afraid that people will see (the cover) and think Paris posed for Playboy, which she did not," Hilton spokeswoman Gina Hoffman tells MSNBC. And she certainly didn't pose for that cover shot, either, Hoffman said. "I don't know where they got that photo."
Playboy reportedly has been trying to convince Hilton to pose for its pages for some time, but to no avail. The Hilton camp wasn't even aware that she was going to be on the cover of the magazine until a few days ago, when a spokesperson from Playboy called Hoffman. The rep declined to comment on Hilton's reaction when she found out about the cover shot.