She tells E! exclusively that money isn't the reason she's getting naked:
"I never said it is 'easy money,' nor would I ever do anything just for money," Johnston tells us.
Remember, our Palin family source said she was taking it all off for the cash.
"That couldn't be further from the truth. I want to make it clear I have got a ton of offers but turned the majority of them down," continued the 19-year-old.
"When I accept one, it isn't for the money but simply because I think it is a good choice for me at that time."
Says the woman whose total claim to fame is being the sister to a man who fathered a kid with the daughter of a one-time vice presidential candidate and who then took his clothes off.
Johnston adds that she believes the Palin family is just out to get her and that's why they are spreading these "lies" about her.
"That Palin family will say whatever they can to down talk my family," Mercede tells E! News. "It's unfortunate they have to act this way."
True, this naked situation doesn't have a whole lot to do with the Palins right now. But, give it time. It'll get to that point, trust us.
But we do kinda wish she was a little older for this strip-and-tell scene. Nineteen is a little young, ya'll agree?