Wednesday, September 15, 2010

nyp--wait. what were we talking about again???

Excuse me while I wipe the drool from my keyboard.....

Ok, I'm sorry but that Pooh Pooh platter t is downright inspired!!

He gained notoriety 15 years ago as the "Nudie Cop" after he bared all for Playgirl.

Now, Eddie Mallia is hoping for another brush with fame by selling clothes - that he designed himself.

The former Queens beat cop resigned from the NYPD after posing in the buff in the May 1995 issue.

Mallia, 43, is unveiling his clothing line, Somewear-USA, Wednesday. He hopes it will revive his modeling career and earn him a shot at becoming a reality TV star.

"When you're in it, you don't want it anymore," Mallia said of his short-lived celebrity. "But when it's gone, you yearn for it."

The collection features $25 T-shirts with logos that he calls "demented and a little twisted." One shirt shows two Winnie-the-Pooh heads on a serving tray. That shirt is called the 'Pooh-Pooh Platter.'

Some shirts give props to New York City, and others push for the legalization of marijuana.

"You've got to stir it up," said Mallia, also known as Fast Eddie.

Mallia, of Astoria, Queens, was paid $5,000 for the 11-page spread and donated it to charity. Carol Shaya, also a former city cop, raked in a cool $100,000 and was fired after posing in the August 2004 issue of Playboy.

In recent years, Mallia has worked as a personal trainer and owned a lounge on Madison Ave. He said he would bare it all again.

"I am in better shape now than when I posed," he said.

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