"People thought I was a Photoshop queen or whatever, and I started taking candid photos and posting them on Twitter," the buxom blonde said. "They became popular -- more popular than my modeling pictures!"
Though she was once mocked for sharing the racy images, Austin said she paved the way for other stars looking for a little extra attention. "The funny thing is I saw other celebrities catching on to what I did, [like] Demi Moore and Lindsay Lohan," Austin said. "Now it's OK."
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