03/20/2008 at 12:00 AM EDT
A day after topless photos taken nearly five years ago of Audrina Patridge
, 22, surfaced on the Internet, The Hills
star speaks out in her own words on her MySpace Celebrity page
"I intended them to be artistic and not in any way provocative," Patridge writes of the photos she says were taken when she was "just out of high school." Adding, "I was naive, overly trusting of and inexperienced. I thought that to be a model you had to be comfortable in front of the camera."
On Wednesday, it was revealed that Lauren Conrad
's sweet-tempered roommate once had aspirations to be a model and succumbed to influence of others. "I'm not ashamed of these photos, but I don't want my young fans to think they have to do what I did," Patridge says. "I hope can learn from my inexperience."