Before Vanna White made it big on “Wheel of Fortune,” she did a lingerie photo shoot because she was young and needed the money.
Of course, once she got famous, Hugh Hefner bought the pics and ran them in “Playboy,” which she wasn’t happy about.
She says, “I thought, ‘I shouldn’t be doing this, but I’m not going to ask my dad for money, so I’m just going to do it!’…This is a lesson that applies today: Never do anything that you don’t want to do.”
Vanna’s been doing “Wheel of Fortune” for 35 years, and she’s worn more than 6,500 different dresses during that time. Unfortunately, she doesn’t get to keep them. “They have to go back to the designer, but I certainly enjoy wearing them.”