Audrina Patridge by Lester Cohen/WireImage.com Audrina Patridge by Lester Cohen/WireImage.com

Pulling from the same well that contains such chestnuts as "I was being treated for exhaustion," "The pot wasn't mine" and "Creative differences," Audrina Patridge has issued a missive to her fans, shedding light on why she shed her clothes nearly five years ago for Playboy photogs. "I wanted you to know [the photos] were taken when I was just out of high school and beginning to model," the Hills star explains on her MySpace page. "I intended them to be artistic and not in any way provocative. The photos were for personal and portfolio use only and not meant to be seen by the public."

That said, Audrina continues, "I'm not ashamed of these photos, but I don't want my young fans to think they have to do what I did. I hope people can learn from my inexperience."

What's your take? Have you learned from Audrina's inexperience? - MWM

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