Please log in, or sign up for a new account and purchase a subscription to continue reading. Please log in, or sign up for a new account to continue reading. Cloudy with rain developing after midnight. Thunder possible. Low 53F. Winds SSW at 10 to 15 mph. Updated: March 9, pm. College-aged men weren't the only ones drooling over Playboy this week. About female Ohio University students attended interviews and photo sessions Tuesday and Wednesday to be considered for Playboy 's "top 10 party school" pictorial feature, due out in the May issue.
Earlier this week, the university released a statement encouraging students "to be thoughtful and carefully consider the possible long-term ramifications of the decisions they make. Playboy, however, maintains that the women they photograph are mature enough to make their own decisions. They're big girls. They can make up their own mind if they want to be in Playboy. When people come to Playboy , it's because they want to be here. Head photographer George Georgiou agreed. He added that the party-school reputation is the reason the magazine came to Athens, not the other way around.
Playboy didn't make that. That's just a fact. He said that he also disagrees with an OU spokesman's assertion that the magazine had ""a virtual absence of quantifiable measures"" in determining their party-school rankings. You want to do this by a scientific process? Just show up downtown on a Saturday night. It's like saying people don't go to Vegas to gamble," Georgiou said. Georgiou explained that Playboy composed its list of party schools based on a number of factors, including the list released earlier this year by "The Princeton Review.
The most difficult is that the majority of the girls who attend the preliminary sessions lack any modeling experience, especially posing nude. It's not like I have to wrestle their clothes off. There are certain ways that I need to behave to make a girl feel comfortable I just try to put them at ease as best I can. Senior psychology student Sarina Rubin said it was Playboy 's reputation that made her want to try nude modeling. Rubin showed up for an appointment Tuesday afternoon in a room at a local motel.
It's not like I just want to be naked in a magazine,"" she said. I don't see it in a trashy way or raunchy at all. I think it would be an honor to be associated with Playboy. Junior Amy Hirschbach of Dayton, who is majoring in fine arts and minoring in philosophy, echoed this idea.
She said that the girls in Playboy are beautiful and that she always liked looking at the pictures. Rubin, who hopes to open her own counseling practice, added that she isn't worried that posing in Playboy might affect her future. And by the time I do what I want to do, this will have died down. For women in college, another significant challenge to posing nude is the reaction of parents. Rubin said her mother lives in Costa Rica and will probably never even see the magazine, though she does plan to tell her about it.
Her father is another story. Georgiou and Kaye both stressed that they encourage all of their models to discuss the issue with their parents and don't advocate going against their parents' wishes. While some say that the women are objectifying themselves by being in the magazine, Hirschbach said that she does not think this is true because the women are volunteering to be photographed. She does not worry about what people will think if she is chosen for the magazine, and she said her mom is supportive. Her friends, Hirschbach said, told her she was "ballsy" for trying out for Playboy , and they wished her luck.
Ashley Harrington, a sophomore from Strongsville who is undecided on her major, said she decided to try out for Playboy with some of her friends. She was excited about trying out, but got nervous when she arrived at the casting call session. She said it would be great to be pictured in a national magazine like Playboy , but she would worry about what her family and friends would think if she makes it in.
Lindsey Gronauer, a sophomore from Bath who is studying psychology, said she also decided to try out for the magazine with some of her friends. Gronauer said she had done some modeling previously, so she was not too nervous about trying out for Playboy. Getting pictured in the magazine would be nice, she said, adding that she would not worry about what her family and friends would think. Asked if it would bother her to be recognized on campus as the student who was in Playboy , Gronauer said, "I think that would be a good thing.
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