But will she run for office?

Robyn Malcolm has the courage to get her kit off for a photo but it seems she is too chicken to stand for office, instead continuing to play the spokesperson from F.A.G.:

Outrageous Fortune star turned environmentalist Robyn Malcolm has bared all for a magazine spread on body image and has revealed she suffered from an eating disorder as a young woman.

The grinning and gorgeous Malcolm, better known as rough and ready Westie Cheryl West, is the cover girl on this month’s Next magazine.

Next surveyed 1500 Kiwi women on body image and used pictures of Malcolm, Shortland Street’s Amanda Billing and TV regular Sonia Gray to accompany the feature.

Malcolm, 46, tells the magazine that being comfortable naked has got easier with age, “because according to those people who make the rules I am apparently past my physical prime”.

She says growing older has been “liberating” and has allowed her to shrug off her body image concerns.

“There’s no longer the pressure to try to be ‘perfect’ because it’s clear that that’s just plain impossible.”

So has being on screen.

“Being on stage or screen and having to expose some ugly or raw part of yourself because the character in the story requires it is far more challenging than letting someone see a bit of cellulite or a nipple,” she told Next.

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