“I feel much sexier now than I ever did when I was younger. Then, I was like, ‘Oh gosh, I’m supposed to be sexy. What is that?!’” she says, chuckling. “There’s an enormous freedom in having lived as long as I have. Like my father used to say, I’m comfortable in my own skin.”
On how she hasn’t had any work done:
“I haven’t done any surgeries or injections or anything. I haven’t done any of it. So I still look like ‘me.’ Everyday I’m kind of tempted, but then I look at people I know and I don’t [recognize] them. I’m authentically being me. That’s important to me.”
On 30-something men hitting on her:
“I say, ‘Oh, darn, in another life.’ I find that very flattering. I mean, usually you’re invisible by this age!” she says, eyes twinkling. “I’m not trying to prove anything to anyone. When you’re younger, it’s all about ‘look at me.’ I’m not trying to get anyone to look at me.”
… says Jane in Playboy – see a few shots from her shoot next!
I’ve done lasers and got [filler] injections under my eyes for the hollowing – which I’d recommend for everyone who wants a solution for their dark circles – but all of my assets are real. People tend to think they are fake, but it doesn’t really matter. We’re getting away from that negative stigma about physical alterations. Of course, always be your authentic self – but if someone wants a nose job that makes them feel better, and they love their profile more because of it, it’s like: “Go ahead!”
On her diet:
I love food, and sometimes if I’m in a bad mood, all I’ll want is the classic ice cream from McDonalds that tastes the same no matter what country you’re in. In the past year, I’ve eaten better than I have ever eaten – less fast food, less sugar ‘ and the sustainability of my body is so much better. My face just glows.
On cutting her hair:
Cutting my hair meant I didn’t have to hide behind it. My face really stands out [now], and I actually feel a lot prettier with my short hair. I’ve really gotten to know my face better.
“Some of us want to be shamed! When I was in law school, I was gaining weight, I said to my stepfather, ‘If you see me going into that kitchen one more time, you say, ‘Where you going, fat ass?’ And it works!”
… says the 47 year-old NBC News host.
Watch the full segment, including fit mom’s comeback below:
On the fact that she always wants to be asked for consent, even when complimented:
It is so simple. Of course people want to be complimented, but you want to be complimented in a way that respects who you are—maybe you don’t want to be complimented on your clothing. You have that right to say to your coworker, “That’s not a thing that I enjoy.” “Oh, no problem. I won’t do that anymore.” It is all about respect and giving people a choice about how we are touching and talking about their body. Historically, women have not had ownership of our own bodies. And it is enough. It is enough. You do not get to touch my body or comment on my body as you please. Period.
On how being sexualized does not mean that she is not a feminist:
‘I think a lot of people really feel that the idea of a woman being sexual or being sexualized is the opposite of feminism. When I feel like, in some ways, that conversation itself can be oppressive to women, because you’re telling them how to dress and how to act, which is actually the opposite of feminism.’