June 5, 2012 at 12:54 PM ET
There's never a dull moment with Jenny McCarthy.
The actress/host/model discussed her new dating/reality show, "Love in the Wild" (which she describes as "'Survivor' meets 'The Bachelor' meets 'Fear Factor'") and her eighth book, "Bad Habits: Confessions of a Recovering Catholic" Tuesday. Jenny said she likes helping strangers find happiness, and that she may have finally found true love herself (she's dating Chicago Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher).
And because she's so very irrepressible, she also discussed the vagaries of posing nude at 40 for Playboy.
"Did you show everything?" gasped Hoda.
"Well, not everything," said Jenny, before discussing some very intimate waxing details that probably should not be repeated.
If any TV host was going to out-Kathie-Lee Kathie Lee, it was probably going to be her.
Julieanne Smolinski is a TODAY.com contributor who will probably never write as many books as Jenny McCarthy.
Jimmy Fallon writes thank-you note to Kathie Lee and Hoda