The 18-year-old, whose parents are conservative political personalities Kellyanne and George Conway, opened up about her decision to pose for the magazine's content creator platform in a series of posts on social media. And for Claudia, becoming a Playboy bunny has been about reclaiming her autonomy.
"When I was 15-16, I was exploited by the media, preyed upon, and was forced into portraying myself as something I wasn't. My body was taken from me," she tweeted on May 23. "Now, as a young adult, I am aiming to reclaim my womanhood and femininity in a way that is truly mine. I am putting myself out there in a way that is MY OWN and no one else's."
"I believe in writing your own narrative, like I've said in the past," she continued, "and taking back what was once unjustly taken from you."
The influencer also advocated for others to find their "autonomy and freedom," pushing them to "reclaim" their vulnerabilities rather than let them be exploited.
"Autonomy and freedom are two things everyone should have," she continued. "Don't let someone capitalize off of your vulnerabilities— reclaim them."
This isn't the first time the teen has sought to make a name for herself.
Before diving into the world of Playboy, Claudia showcased her vocal prowess on the American Idol stage, making it to Hollywood Week during season 19 before being eliminated from the competition. But despite the then-16-year-old's short Idol journey, judge Katy Perry offered some heartfelt words of advice.
"You're just coming to life—I can see it in you," the Grammy winner told Claudia at the time, adding, "And you're taking control of your life, and I applaud you for that.