updated 06/22/2012 AT 7:00 PM ET
•originally published 06/25/2012 AT 10:40 AM ET
Just months away from hitting the big 4-0, Jenny McCarthy proves she’s still got it.
The host of NBC’s Love in the Wild appears in her seventh nude pictorial for Playboy in the July/August issue that hits newsstands Friday, and PEOPLE has a sneak peek.
“I’m really proud of it,” McCarthy tells PEOPLE. “The pictures are really gorgeous and classy. They could be out of W magazine. They’re really elegant. It’s probably a lot more sophisticated than a lot of the stuff you’d see of people with their clothes on.”
Prepping for the shoot didn’t take much effort for the TV personality.
“The one thing I like about Playboy is they don’t have the anorexic look,” she says. “The women are voluptuous. So I didn’t really want to diet. I just wanted to tone up.”