12/10/2011 at 10:25 AM EST
photos of Lindsay Lohan
wearing nothing but red lipstick wound up on the Internet on Friday, several days before the magazine was to hit newsstands.
by Hugh Hefner, the spread is an homage to Marilyn Monroe's iconic photo in Playboy
, with Lohan as a platinum blonde sprawled against a red velvet background.
In an interview accompanying the photo spread, Lohan, 25, says, "I have no idea why there is this fascination with everything I do."
The images were leaked online just days after the magazine's cover
showing the naked actress straddling the famed rabbit logo also prematurely hit the Internet.
rep says, "Someone took photos of Lindsay’s pictorial in an advanced copy of the January/February issue. They posted the photos online without permission."
Hefner later Tweeted
that the issue will now be released earlier than planned and "will make the perfect Christmas issue for men in your life – father, son, husband, boyfriend, whoever."