ROSANNA Davison has revealed that she was urged to do her risque Playboy shoot by her mother and father.
The former Miss World has caused a massive stir with her nude pictures but she has shrugged off any controversy because she loves the images.
"The shoot was a lot of fun and the reaction has been incredibly positive. I couldn't have predicted such a positive reaction," she told the Herald.
Rosanna's shoot is expected to give a boost to the sales of German Playboy, which describes her on the front page as singer Chris de Burgh's daughter.
The raunchy shot shows the Herald columnist wearing just tiny thong and a shell necklace on a Mauritian beach.
Inside, there is a spread with several topless photographs of Rosanna, including one of her riding a horse bareback.
And while the explicit nature of the pictures has raised some eyebrows on the Dublin modelling scene, Rosanna's family and boyfriend Wes Quirke haven't batted an eyelid.
Rosanna (28) revealed that it was actually her family that encouraged her to go ahead with the Playboy deal.
"When I was asked to pose for the magazine, I went straight to them for advice and they absolutely encouraged me to do it," she said.
"I'm delighted with the positive feedback today. My family were also extremely supportive. The entire experience of the shoot was really enjoyable. I had the full and final say over the styling, location and the final pictures so there were no surprises in store. I'm really happy with the shots."
As the images went viral online yesterday Rosanna was keeping a low profile in New York where she is on holidays with her parents.
However she is expected to return to Dublin tomorrow for a series of media engagements, including television appearances.
Wes, whose family own the Dr Quirkey's amusement arcade on O'Connell Street, also seems to be enjoying the limelight.
Despite a significant amount of banter online last night he used his social networking site to thank people for their comments.