David Woods
February 23, 2012

Kate Walsh Nude And Proud On Cover Of Shape Magazine (PHOTO)

Kate Walsh, the star of the hit show Private Practice, is in her mid-40s and she looks amazing.

“Right now, I feel really healthy, confident and sexy,”she said of her current state of mind. “I’m enjoying my 40s and wanted to share that.”

How did she share it with the world? By appearing nude on the cover of a magazine, of course.

Next month’s issue of Shape magazine features Walsh on the cover and she’s bearing it all, though she manages to hide her most private areas by twisting like a pretzel and getting a bit of extra shading help from Photoshop artists.

“I was terrified, but I really wanted to do a naked cover — especially with Shape, because the magazine is about loving yourself inside and out,” says Walsh. It’s certainly a good message to send, but it’s easy to say when you look as good as Walsh does at her age.

“Is it a midlife crisis? I do drive a Porsche, so maybe it is,” she added.

In the upcoming issue of the magazine, Walsh reveals in an interview what type of man she looks for and she also opens up about her opinions regarding cosmetic surgery. She says she won’t judge others for going under the knife, but it’s not for her:

“Everyone has her line in the sand. I draw mine at facials and laser treatments. But if others want to go a step further, it’s their call.”

The issue of Shape with Walsh on the cover hits newsstands on February 27.