Jennifer McCarthy (1972 - ), is an American actress, model, television host, author, screenwriter, and anti-vaccine activist. She began her career in 1993 as a nude model for Playboy magazine and was later named their Playmate of the Year. McCarthy turned her Playboy fame into a television and film acting career starting as a co-host on the MTV game show Singled Out, some sitcoms and some films. She is a former co-host of the ABC talk show The View.
In 1997 McCarthy scored an invitation to the Oscars. She wore a Valentino gown with a spangled floral pattern and see-through sections down the side, all coming together tightly at the neck with no cleavage-baring areas . . .
She later told Us Weekly that while the dress made her feel "like a million dollars," it was all extremely tight around the chest area.
When she ran into the actual Valentino (he just goes by "Valentino") at the Oscars, she nevertheless thanked the legendary designer for dressing her, to which he responded with an explanation as to why her gown was so incredibly uncomfortable: "You're wearing it backwards."