The star returns to her roots for the magazine's 55th anniversary issue

By People Staff
Updated November 12, 2008 01:40 PM

We’re about to see a whole lot more of Carmen Electra: The model-actress is set to appear in an all-new, 8-page nude pictorial in January’s Playboy, a source at the magazine tells PEOPLE.

Electra, 36, first posed for the publication in 1996 – a move that helped transform the Ohio-based girl next door, who was born Tara Leigh Patrick, into an international pin-up star.

The January issue, which marks the 55th anniversary of Playboy magazine, goes on sale Dec. 12.
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