Audrina Patridge Defends Naked Pics

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Audrina Patridge is responding to the naked photos of her that hit the Internet Wednesday, defending her actions on MySpace.

"Regarding the photos that someone released to the public today without my consent, I wanted you to know they were taken when I was just out of high school and beginning to model," Patridge said in a bulletin on MySpace.

The sexy shots of Audrina Patridge nude, which were allegedly submitted to (and rejected by) Playboy, were supposed to be "artistic and not in any way provocative" and "not meant to be seen by the public," she said.

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"I was naive, overly trusting and inexperienced," The Hills star adds. "I thought that to be a model you had to be comfortable in front of the camera. 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. It's been almost five years since I posed for that shoot, and during that time I have learned many lessons."

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