S Club 7's Rachel Stevens reveals she's proud of her lads mag past

‘It wasn’t sexualised, it was sensual and creative’: S Club 7’s Rachel Stevens, 42, reveals she’s proud of her lads mag past and will show her daughters her racy photoshoots

She appeared on FHM’s 100 Sexiest Women lists 11 times in the 90s and Rachel Stevens has said she’s proud of her lads mag past. 

The former S Club 7 pop star, 42, said she found the shoots ‘creative and sensual,’ rather than ‘sexualised’ and would happily show them to her daughters Amelie, ten, and Minnie, six.

She told The Sun: ‘Winning “Sexiest Female” was so lovely and so flattering. Obviously it’s all tongue-in-cheek and a bit of fun.

‘It wasn’t sexualised, it was sensual and creative’: S Club 7’s Rachel Stevens, 42, revealed she’s proud of her lads mag past and will show her daughters her racy shoots (pictured in 2001)

Stunner: She regularly topped FHM’s Sexiest Women lists in the 90s and Rachel Stevens has said she’s proud of her lads mag past (pictured in 2003)

‘For me, being in FHM wasn’t sexualised, it was about being sensual and creative. It was about being part of a team. I love photoshoots, anyway. I find them so fun and creative.

‘I wouldn’t worry about showing Amelie and Minnie those shoots because I’m proud of what I did and my career. It was so of-the-moment. I took it for what it was — a bit of fun.’

Rachel realises now that she struggled with body confidence issues and said she feels much better in herself now she’s older. 

 Is it any wonder? Rachel appeared on FHM magazine’s 100 Sexiest Women list 11 times – pictured with her award in 2003

Iconic: Rachel’s first sexy shoot was in FHM back in 2000 when she was aged 22 (pictured in 2010)

She also said it’s important to her to instil a confidence in her daughters that she shares with husband Alex Bourne.

Rachel’s first sexy shoot was in FHM back in 2000 when she was aged 22. 

Meanwhile, Rachel is set to host a number of shows at Proud Embankment this month. 

Success story! Rachel became a household name as a member of pop band S Club 7 (bottom left)

And she looked every inch the leading lady as she wowed in a sparkly ensemble to host Cabaret All Stars on Wednesday night. 

She showcased her toned figure in a backless and cut-out nude leotard for her presenting duties.

Cabaret All Stars is a glamorous evening of fun with former performers from Cirque du Soleil and Moulin Rouge. Denise Van Outen recently enjoyed a successful run of performances at Proud Embankment. 

Sensational: Rachel looked every inch the leading lady as she wowed in a sparkly ensemble to host Cabaret All Stars on Wednesday night


Wow: The S Club 7 star, 42, showcased her toned figure in a backless and cut-out nude leotard for her presenting duties

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