Melbourne, Nov 14 : Australian minister of youth and sports Kate Ellis has turned down a 30,000-dollar offer to strip for a men's magazine.
After the member of the Australian Parliament, who is the youngest MP of the country, was voted the sexiest MP, Zoo magazine thought of doing the shoot featuring her.
"She had a chuckle at the idea but has decided against it,'' her spokesman told Zoo.
Zoo editor Paul Merrill said he was very disappointed.
"It's easy to see why so many members stand to attention when they catch a glimpse of Kate,'' News.com.au quoted Zoo editor Merrill, as saying.
"We're naturally sad that she's turned down a shoot and deprived her constituents of a much needed morale boost in this global recession," Merrill added.
"But Zoo is starting the campaign today to make her our next prime minister anyway," the editor added.