lindsay lohan maxim september 2010 cover blue white striped bikini

Lindsay Lohan on the September 2010 cover of Maxim. Photo courtesy of Maxim

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A pre-slammer Lindsay Lohan posed in a striped bikini for the cover of Maxim's September issue... coincidence, much?

Photographer Matt Jones captured the star -- who was just released from jail yesterday and is now in rehab, for those keeping track at home -- in a series of racy photos taken prior to her stint behind bars.

Lohan, who poses in a white cami and pantie set as well as a black two-piece, also shared her thoughts about the difficult road ahead of her.

"I am feeling strong," the actress told Maxim.

"I've experienced a lot in my life, and my mom has given me a lot of faith. This too shall pass."

She also revealed that her goal for this year is "to focus on myself and my work and to move all press on me to focus on the work I do. Also, I'd like to do more work in India and travel to Malawi."

Uh oh... do we have another Madonna in the making?

Finally, Lohan shared her advice -- don't laugh -- for others in difficult situations.

"Stay true to yourself always," she says.

"At the end of the day, you have to look at yourself in the mirror and be content with the choices you've made, and will make, in your life. Go with your gut!"

Well, if it's good enough for her... oh, never mind.

For more on Lohan's interview, visit Maxim online or pick up the September issue, on sale Aug. 10.

Meanwhile, read about Lohan's secret new tattoo.