Megan Gale goes topless for 'sexiest people' cover

Megan Gale on the cover of the new <i>Who</i> magazine.
Megan Gale on the cover of the new Who magazine. 

Six months after a heavily pregnant Megan Gale posed nude for Marie Claire, the glowing new mum has gone topless for the cover of another magazine.

A sultry Gale graces the cover of Who magazine's sexiest people issue, marking her first photoshoot since the birth of her son River in May.

Gale posed nude on the cover of <i>Marie Claire</i> when pregnant with son River.
Gale posed nude on the cover of Marie Claire when pregnant with son River. 

Wearing nothing but a leather jacket hanging off one shoulder, the 39-year-old model told the magazine motherhood has changed the way she feels about her body.

"I have such a respect for what my body is capable of, all of it has been such an extraordinary experience," she said.

Gale said it felt strange to be labelled as sexy after being in a "baby bubble" for most of this year.

"Being a new mum, you're lucky if you get to fit in a two-minute shower, let alone have time to think about being sexy," she added.

"I've barely had time to get back into any consistent fitness regimen. I think us women shouldn't be too hard on ourselves post-childbirth." Gale, who leads a raft of local and international celebrities named in this year's list of sexiest people, said her and her AFL player boyfriend Shaun Hampson would love to add another member to their family.

"Watching my boyfriend become a father has been such a beautiful thing to witness," she said.

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"We'd love to have another."

Gale's May Marie Claire cover was last week awarded Fashion Magazine Cover Of The Year at the annual Australian Maggie's Magazine Cover Awards.

Posing side on, the nude shot almost mirrors actress Demi Moore's famous 1991 Vanity Fair cover.

"Being 7 months pregnant and nude it was a very confronting shoot for me to do but I was so happy in the end that I did it, regardless of it winning an award," Gale wrote on Instagram after hearing the news.

Other celebrities who made Who's sexiest people list include fellow models Erin McNaught and sisters Jessica and Ashley Hart, along with singers Dannii Minogue and Jessica Mauboy and actors Margot Robbie and Liam Hemsworth.

Joining them are The Bachelor winner Samantha Frost and runner-up Lisa Hyde, and last season's winning couple Tim Robards and Anna Heinrich.

AAP