Audrina Patridge by Jean-Paul Aussenard/ Audrina Patridge by Jean-Paul Aussenard/

Long before she met up with LC, Heidi and the Hills gang, Audrina Patridge sought to get her "big break" by baring it all for Playboy. Sources tell ( Warning: these photos are not safe for work) that Audrina "was a natural in front of the camera" and loved every second of the on-spec photo shoot. The brunette beauty reportedly was "thrilled" with the pics, particularly the series fashioning her as a naughty schoolgirl.

But with her bits now exposed, she is harboring regrets. "I was young and very trusting of others, and I didn't know to protect myself," Audrina tells Radar. "It is a lesson learned - for myself, and hopefully for the young girls who look up to me." Did you hear that, all seven of you?

What's your take? A genuine "oops," or a calculated career move? - MWM

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