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Courtney Stodden doesn't 'read or write,' says she's a 'true feminist'

USMagazine, Friday, November 15, 2013, 9:45am (PST)
  • Courtney Stodden's life story will not be hitting bookshelves anytime soon -- if ever. In a new interview for Bethenny Frankel's talk show, airing Nov. 15, the newly single 19-year-old bombshell shoots down whispers of an upcoming tell-all.

    "I don't have a book coming out. That's a rumor," she tells Frankel. Then, giggling, she adds, "I don't read or write."

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    So what, exactly, are her plans post-split from husband Doug Hutchison? "Right now, I am focusing on different things than wanting to star on reality TV. I'm not sitting here saying, 'Okay, what reality show can I do next?'" says Stodden, who starred on the 12th season of the U.K.'s Big Brother earlier this year.

    Instead, she's focusing her time and energy on figuring out who she is now that she's not Hutchison's much-younger wife. (The two wed when she was 16 and he was 51.)

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    "I've learned that I need to be 19," she tells Frankel. "I need to do what regular girls do."

    That might mean taking a step back from life in the spotlight. "I've learned throughout my marriage...that right now, a career is great, it's cool, you know, whatever," she begins. "I'm not putting it aside, but right now I'm really, really, really wanting to focus on me."

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    Which is not to say she doesn't have any opportunities. "The second I turned 18, the entire porn industry turned upside down [coming after me]," the buxom model confesses. "I turned down a $5 million porn offer three months ago."

    Stodden isn't interested in doing porn but says she knows people might assume differently based on how she looks. Not that she has any plans to change.

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    "I think that whether a woman -- or anybody, quite frankly -- wants to wear combat boots or eight-inch heels, that's their prerogative. If somebody feels comfortable a certain way, with their life choices or how they look -- regardless of what it is -- if they're not hurting themselves or other people, I think it's fine. I think it's fair game," she says.

    "I happen to feel comfortable like this," she continues of her extra-buxom bombshell appearance. "I like the way I look. I love the way I look. And I think that's all that matters. And I think that can empower other people, too, hearing that. And I know people might think this is funny, but I actually feel that I am a true feminist. Because I believe in women."

  • Tune in to "Bethenny" to see the full interview.

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