In an interview with phillyBurbs.com today (the same site, Melina spoke to last week), Maria revealed that she once turned down an offer to pose for Playboy at the tender age of 19.

Eric – Is it true that you turned down the original offer to pose in Playboy?

Maria – I was asked to do Playboy from the time that I was 19. I just wasn’t ready. I didn’t feel like it was my time. I just didn’t feel like it was there yet. When I became a woman and started to feel comfortable, and felt like it was everything that I wanted it to be, that’s when I did it. So yeah, I had turned it down a few times. I got the advice from my family, my friends, and the people that are closest to me and decided that this year was the year to do it.

Judging from E!’s Girls Next Door, it’s no secret Hef likes his girls young but also judging from Maria’s Playboy pictorial… girl is hardly the robust fantasy Playboy is so famed for, so imagine her at 19?! That would’ve been the type of pictorial R. Kelly likes to indulge in.