Madisyn Shipman, a former child star, gained recognition for her portrayal of Kenzie Bell in the Nickelodeon series Game Shakers.
The comedy series, which ran for three seasons from 2015 to 2019, revolves around two seventh graders who establish a highly successful gaming company.
However, Shipman is currently abandoning her pristine teenage persona in exchange for her personal money-making venture.
At the age of 20, she has become a member of the Playboy digital creator platform, which bears resemblance to the business model of OnlyFans.
Through this platform, she has attained financial independence and has been able to finance her own music career.
In 2021, Playboy introduced a platform named Centerfold after discontinuing the print magazine in 2020. Before that, in 2015, Playboy had attempted to remove nudity but reversed this decision in 2017.
The company claims to have already compensated numerous creators who are encouraged to freely express their creativity and sexuality, without any apologies.
The explicit digital hub offers fans the opportunity to connect with creators for exclusive access to photos, video calls, and other messaging features.
However, according to Shipman, the choice to include nudity is entirely up to the individual.
“I always said, especially to my fans, that I was never going to join a paid creator platform because I didn’t want to show my body,” Shipman told Fox News in an exclusive interview. “That was the biggest thing. That’s not how my goals align. So I made this clear to Playboy, and they said, ‘You don’t have to do that.’ That’s the great thing about Playboy. If you want to show everything, you’re more than welcome to, but you don’t have to.”
“My fans love it,” Shipman continued. “And it just goes to show you that you don’t have to show your body to make money and to make this a lucrative thing for you. I’m now able to fully self-fund my music career, which is wonderful. I have my own house. I’m fully taken care of. I’ve got so much financial freedom and I truly wouldn’t be in this position if it wasn’t for Playboy.”
Shipman states that being a part of Playboy has been an “honor” and she recently had the chance to go on a four-day photo shoot in the Bahamas with other models associated with the platform.
Shipman explains that she chose to collaborate with the brand as it provided her with an opportunity to distance herself from her Nickelodeon persona.
“I have always felt a sense of repression in terms of my sexuality and showing my body,” Shipman says. “And I think a lot of that is because I grew up on a Nickelodeon show. You’re taught that you can’t wear crop tops. You can’t show too much skin. You’ve got to be presented as a little girl constantly.”
After Game Shakers ended, Madisyn Shipman remembered going through a small identity crisis because she didn’t know her true self.
“Now, I’m reclaiming my power,” Shipman added. “I’m reclaiming my sexuality. I’m doing what makes me happy. And I have no issues posing in a bikini or a lingerie set. It’s just me. I think it’s so empowering to be able to pose like that and feel great in my skin.”