Still, she has embraced the notoriety. She Twittered to her 1,774 followers: "No pat down & it was fun! This just might be my new travel uniform!
Interviewed in Sonoma County Friday, Theile, who grew up in Geyserville, said she has long considered such an act.
"It's something I've thought of doing since they've been cracking down on everything," she said. "I've gone to the airport for years and wondered why I put all my clothes on."
Television news crews alerted by a publicist friend caught up to her at the airport as she prepared to fly back to Sonoma County for turkey. Now friends from Sweden to Brazil have seen the video of her passage through security, she said.
Theile said the stunt was part high spirits and part statement.