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03/19/2013 11:26 am ET

'Mob Wives' Star Rejected From Playboy: Magazine Says No To Pia Rizza (REPORT)

The fastest way to fame is arguably through making a fool of yourself or taking your clothes off, so it looks like "Mob Wives Chicago" star Pia Rizza is running out of options, now that Playboy has rejected her request for a nude feature.

TMZ first reported that when the 40-year-old reality star discovered that someone was attempting to sell nude photos of her to the media, she decided to release them herself, and hoped it would interest Playboy in doing a nude pictorial with her.

It doesn't look like that's in the cards for Rizza, as the website reports Playboy passed on the offer this week, with sources close to the reality star revealing that the magazine shut the idea down pretty quickly.

And while Playboy has featured reality stars including Heidi Montage in its pages, there are plenty of people they've turned down. After Courtney Stodden turned 18, sources told TMZ that the teen bride was rejected by Hugh Hefner's nudie mag, as was Kate Gosselin.

When Hefner was asked about the possibility of the reality star posing for Playboy in 2010, he emphatically told E! News, "No! No!" and added that he didn't even know why she was appearing on "Dancing With The Stars" at the time. "I don't think she's a celebrity," he said.

Requests for comment made to Playboy have not been returned at this time.

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