Courtney Stodden's sexy style saves lives, apparently

Oct 24, 2012 at 5:22 p.m. ET

Courtney Stodden's sexy clothes aren't just about turning heads, she swears. You might not realize it, but when the teen bride of Doug Hutchison flaunts her cleavage about town, she's actually saving lives.

Courtney Stodden

Courtney Stodden may be synonymous with sexy style and the descriptor "teen bride," but she's also a philanthropist of sorts.

Insisting her skimpy clothing has purpose other than attention-getting, the 18-year-old recently discussed her attire and marriage to actor Doug Hutchison during the taping of VH1's Couples Therapy.

"Courtney and Doug, tell me a little bit about the power in your relationship," the therapist inquired, as seen in a preview clip for an upcoming episode titled "Who's the Boss?".

Courtney Stodden responded first, stating, "I think that we, you know, fight for the power, you know both of us… but I think that in the majority of things I do have the power over the relationship."

A fairly reasonable answer. However, from there the high-heel drama diva got way off track.

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When asked where her power comes from, Courtney Stodden rambled, "With certain things, that’s just the way that I dress. I have a passion. I am an advocate for having the right to be who you want to be, and there are people out there who don’t have a voice to dress the way they want to dress, look the way they want to look — due to the backlash and the actions of other people. I have saved many lives."

As fellow Couples Therapy participants rolled their eyes, the therapist interjected, "Stop right there," then tried to get the teen bride back on track. "For real… No more beauty pageant answers…"

Shayne Lamas, who was on the show to work on her relationship with husband Nik Richie, is one person who isn't buying Courtney Stodden's do-gooder story.

"Showing your deepest, darkest times in life with Courtney Stodden sitting there twiddling her f***ing thumbs, it was a definitely a challenging time..." Lamas said previously of their experience filming. "There were certain people giving it all and there were certain people that were answering show questions. That really got to me."

What do you think of Courtney Stodden's claim her sexy clothes are saving lives?

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