Did hotness earn 'Baywatch' babe Donna D'Errico a TSA full-body scan?
Such is the thinking of former "Baywatch" and Playboy babe Donna D'Errico, who along with her son was selected by TSA employees for a what she called a "naked" scan at Los Angeles International Airport recently.
"It is my personal belief that they pulled me aside because they thought I was attractive," D'Errico told AOL News on Monday.
Miss September 1995 said the TSA agent holding her by the elbow told her sarcastically that she was singled out, " 'Because you caught my eye, and they' -- pointing to the other passengers -- 'didn't.' "
D'Errico, who said nobody told her she could opt for a pat-down search instead of a scan, was "outraged" after seeing the agent who'd selected her "smiling and whispering with two other TSA agents and glancing" at her after the scan.
She said the controlled environments and permissions that exist while doing swimsuit-TV or a naked photo shoot aren't in play "when TSA decides for you that you will consent to being scanned or felt up, or you simply won't be allowed your constitutional right to travel from one place to another freely."
"Baywatch" babe, Playboy model, now constitutional scholar. But hey, we're with you on the getting-felt-up-without-being-bought-dinner-first thing.
Silver lining: D'Errico -- who in 2008 endorsed limited-government guy Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) for president -- is now a likely front-runner to appear as Miss September on the next TSA Calendar.
-- Christie D'Zurilla
Photo: Donna D'Errico in June 2002 at a Gene Simmons event in West Hollywood. Credit: David Klein / Getty Images