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How Playboy's famous Barbi twins turned Bible-embracing conservatives

ANI  |  Washington 

Iconic Playboy cover girls- Shane and Sia Barbi- have revealed that they've made peace with their 1990s era of nude photo shoots and are moving more into politics, while detailing their views on the Christian faith.

The twin sisters, who became familiar faces after posing for Playboy Magazine in 1991, are now involved, to varying degrees, in animal activism and current affairs.

In an interview with, the duo said that they began modelling at an early age and their path to Playboy was merely an accident.

It began when they were featured in a billboard campaign in California- one that ended up capturing the attention of Hugh Hefner, the outlet's founder.

The two said that they were struggling with bulimia and image issues before Hefner discovered them, so they made the Playboy decision thinking that by baring it all they would be able to solve their problems, particularly their dislike for their own bodies

On the political front, Shane most-definitely considers herself conservative-leaning, whereas Sia leans centre left.

The mantra that the sisters use to describe their views on the right to life for all creatures is "Pro-life for all life."

Shane said that she loves to care, nurture and protect, the foetus, or any living creature, and being an animal activist to her is pretty consistent in her life to being pro-life.

Additionally, Shane said she's not a liberal and that she is charity-driven, with serious questions about the government's operations and intentions.

Sia, too, shares many of these fascinating views, calling for small government that enables her to give to charity as she so chooses.

The duo said that both of them are Bible believers, with a love for Jesus Christ.

First Published: Sat, August 03 2013. 10:23 IST