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Posted on Mon, Sep 24, 2012 : 3:30 p.m.

University of Michigan student poses for Playboy's 'Girls of the Big Ten' issue

By Kellie Woodhouse


In March 2012 a student fills out a form before trying out to be a model for the Big Ten Playboy college issue.

Angela J. Cesere |

Playboy magazine's 'Girls of the Big Ten' edition hit newsstands Friday and features a University of Michigan Wolverine who was willing to bare it all for America's most recognizable men's magazine.


Courtesy of Playboy Magazine

Playboy visited Ann Arbor in March, looking for co-ed models to feature in its October Big Ten pictorial. Twelve U-M students with focuses ranging from art to law tried out for the shoot, but in the end producers chose just one model from the Ann Arbor school: Brooke Cassidy. interviewed a model who went by her middle name, Brooke, during the March tryouts. Brooke, a nursing student graduating in April 2011, was looking for work as a critical care specialist and described herself as a feminist.

"I’m really proud of my body. ... It's an art," Brooke told in March. "Women should be proud of their bodies. It's not something that we should have to cover up because people will judge."

Crews also visited 11 other Big Ten schools, including Ohio State University, Michigan State University and Penn State University. Two students from MSU, using the names Bailey Kay and Hannah Leigh, also are featured in the October edition.

Playboy last featured U-M students in 2008, when two female students were chosen for a Big Ten issue.

Cassidy is featured on pg. 124 of the October issue.

Kellie Woodhouse covers higher education for Reach her at or 734-623-4602 and follow her on twitter.



Wed, Sep 26, 2012 : 6:23 p.m.



Wed, Sep 26, 2012 : 12:31 p.m.

@stopcrying: I believe you misunderstand my statements. I am not belittling this girl. I am saddened and heartbroken that she thinks exposing herself for the purpose of being looked at in a sexually pornographic manner is a "feminist" thing to do, and by a society that condones this. She is just a product of this environment, and it saddens me. I feel sorry for her, or for anyone for that matter that poses for those kinds of magazines. Would she have made the same decision if instead of a magazine shoot, she "won" a contest where she would have to stand naked in front of a bunch of strange men who would stare and scrutinize her body? There is nothing wrong with holding oneself to a high level of behavior. It is easy to have no standards, it is harder to stand up for something. Being proud of ones body also requires one to respect that body. I am not jealous, that is ridiculous. Your attempt to attack me, does not add anything to the topic. Every choice we make has consequences. Our young women are barraged by the media, giving so many negative signals to women today. The reasoning that "she has the right to do this", does not tackle the deeper question of how does it serve her, and all the young women coming up in our society, in the long run. It is not ok, as you suggest to "wait to say something until she is harming someone else", for someone must stand up and tell her not to harm herself, for she is worth not harming.


Fri, Sep 28, 2012 : 3:22 p.m.

It is of your opinion that she is harming herself, nothing more than that. You don't get to pick and choose what people should do with their lives.

Wolf's Bane

Wed, Sep 26, 2012 : 11:16 a.m.



Wed, Sep 26, 2012 : 4:31 a.m.

This is newsworthy?

Lets Get Real

Tue, Sep 25, 2012 : 4:20 p.m.

Applying for a job, Brooke? Internet searches are the norm, these days. And, "real" name or not, new facial recognition software will eliminate any disguise. The organizations for whom one wishes to work, might just be a bit apprehensive about how the employee might reprent them in the future, if the individual chose to represent UM in this manner. Historical perspective, in a young life with little history, perhaps should have been a consideration in the "adult" decision about how to portray oneself. Did she think about how this fits into the bio that will follow her into the future? But then, Jennifer Grandholm burried her Dating Game video successfully for years. Although portraying the poofy haired, naive, air-headed 19 year old - at least she was wearing clothes - however funky. She parlayed it into a definition of success in her future. So, who knows. Just know I won't be hiring her.

Woman in Ypsilanti

Tue, Sep 25, 2012 : 6:12 p.m.

Too bad for you if you would overlook talent because of some nudie photos. Don't worry though, someone else will hire her and if she is a good worker, they'll benefit by not being quite as judgmental.


Tue, Sep 25, 2012 : 1:53 p.m.

no pictures.why the article? she's not truly a Uof Mer\or a student in a Big Ten university if she graduated in March/April 2011.So WHY THE ARTICLE?


Tue, Sep 25, 2012 : 1:33 p.m.

I am wondering if any female responders to this article think Brooke's posing for Playboy was a positive thing for her to do. And in regard to the male responders that think this was a good decision, how many are fathers? I believe perspective changes when people think of it on a personal level, as in "if that were my child." . I do understand that everyone carries with them a different viewpoint on what constitutes ethical and morally correct behavior for themselves. To a point it is subjective. But unless we expect more from ourselves, we cannot reach our highest potential here on this planet. It is easy to say, "everything is cool". But this is a generation of people who have, through the media, been desensitized to many things, including violence and sexual behavior. Does this raise our soul vibration? Does accepting lower vibrations aid in our development? That is a question every person might wish to ask themselves. Personally, I want better, for everyone, all the time, whether or not they see "better" for themselves at this moment in time.


Wed, Sep 26, 2012 : 6:05 p.m.

hjocque: are youso bored that you have to make up a lot of incorrect assumptions about my opinions?


Wed, Sep 26, 2012 : 3:46 a.m.

I am a "female" as you so clinically put. A young lady and a native here. I am mostly bored. Bored by this article. Bored with the other things women are doing, being under reported. Bored by your condescending attitude towards women's sexuality. Bored by your idea that sexuality is something one's offspring cannot possess in a healthy manner. Bored with the idea that being desensitized to sex and violence are the same thing (which one can be part of a healthy life and which can't? which one injures people and which doesn't? where did said theoretical offspring, the ones we should be always thinking of, come from again?). Bored with the idea that some pictures of a woman's body are tarnishing her completely, she's such a horrible person, irresponsible, blah blah blah. Bored with the idea that "never disagreeing with what one disagrees with" is your idea of liberal. Thanks for the reminder than sexism and patronizing attitudes are alive and well is A2.


Wed, Sep 26, 2012 : 2:20 a.m.

It blows me away that the responders complaining that those that disagree with Brooke's choice are being judgmental toward her, are being judgmental and even hostile toward the responders who are voicing an opinion, that differs from their own. How liberal is that?

Woman in Ypsilanti

Tue, Sep 25, 2012 : 6:09 p.m.

I guess the question I have is how much did she get paid for this? If she got a good amount of money, say an amount which would cover her student loans or be a good down payment for a house, then I can see how this could be a positive thing for her. Sure, she may suffer some discrimination in the future but not necessarily. I don't find nudity to be immoral although do find the sexual objectification of Playboy magazine to be immoral. Even so, so what? I wouldn't hold it against her as a hiring manager or anything like that.


Tue, Sep 25, 2012 : 3:13 p.m.

I can't imagine how this planet could ever fail, what with your amazing micro-managing skills.

Nick Danger

Tue, Sep 25, 2012 : 12:44 p.m.

Good for you Brooke! You are an adult,intellegent and capable of makeing your own decisions. Forget the judgemental, politically correct crowd that think they know what is best for everyone and dictate our morality


Tue, Sep 25, 2012 : 12:39 p.m.

Your parents must be so proud of you. Not!


Tue, Sep 25, 2012 : 6:09 a.m.

There are two kinds of feminists. Those that give themselves away and think they are in control. and those that make him put a ring on it, controling the situation until they both commit and submit to eachother in a loving healthy relationship. Men generally don't want a woman that has had many lovers or shown it to everyone on the block and they want to think they are the most special and capable lover you've ever had and the strongest jar opener you've ever met. oh, they'll tap that, they just won't bring it home to meet mama.


Tue, Sep 25, 2012 : 6:11 p.m.

It's the heavy ones that men won't bring home to meet Mom....Or tell their friends about.

Woman in Ypsilanti

Tue, Sep 25, 2012 : 5:51 p.m.

Only the most chauvinistic men will refuse to bring a woman home because she has a sexual history. I can assure you that there are plenty of men who are perfectly ok marrying women with sexual histories. Also, not every woman wants to settle down. This is especially true for younger women who know that marriage for women often means a lot more sacrifice than they are willing to put up with. I was married in my 20's but now that I look back, I think I would have been a lot happier NOT being married and slutting around instead.


Tue, Sep 25, 2012 : 5:08 p.m.

It's perfectly OK for men to run around, and "tap" everyone in sight, but women can't? Thanks for the sexism.


Tue, Sep 25, 2012 : 4:15 a.m.

Knowing your own body : I wish that the simplest way of knowing one's own body involves nothing more than taking away the clothes. It would be more interesting to contemplate as to how the body recognizes its owner. She or any other human subject lives because of cells, tissues, and organ systems that perform several living functions for the benefit of the person who is recognized by others. While others recognize the identity of the person because of external appearance, what clues the body uses to recognize that person as the beneficiary of their functions? If she bares it all, the story will not reveal itself. Human body is little more complex than a work of art. When she grows up to become a woman, hopefully she would start an inquiry about her own body.

Dog Guy

Tue, Sep 25, 2012 : 3:28 a.m.

Where was your story on Rebecca Scott, one of the foremost Latin American historians, selected as the Henry Russel Lecturer for 2012? Women of U of M . . . Hubba Hubba !


Tue, Sep 25, 2012 : 2:17 a.m.

Well, it just so happens I've received an early copy, I'm now turning to the page, aaaaannnnndddd......OH NO!!! NOT YOU, MOM!!! $@#$@#%#@%$@%^@$^$@


Tue, Sep 25, 2012 : 12:39 a.m.

Kellie Woodhouse "higher education" coverage for the AANews always seems to write an article on this subject at least once a year. What's the difference or really the big deal if a UM student female posed for this or if some other girl who goes to WCC and lives in Ann Arbor posed for playboy? As alway, you're welcome for me reading.


Tue, Sep 25, 2012 : 12:31 a.m.

This is a non story, Playboy is so mild compared to what is on the internet. Kind of nostalgic in a throw back to Norman Rockwell kind of way

Billy Bob Schwartz

Mon, Sep 24, 2012 : 10:45 p.m.

Does she really think men are going to look at the photos of her and see only artwork? Whoever handed her *that* story was smooooooth.


Tue, Sep 25, 2012 : 3:09 a.m.

It wasn't Santa, but if you rearrange the letters...


Mon, Sep 24, 2012 : 10:39 p.m.

One selected from UM. Two selected from MSU. Go figure!


Mon, Sep 24, 2012 : 10:21 p.m.



Mon, Sep 24, 2012 : 10:17 p.m.

(Insert arrogant, elitist, self-righteous comment here)


Tue, Sep 25, 2012 : 11:28 a.m.

Why, yes--you did. How self-referential of you!

say it plain

Mon, Sep 24, 2012 : 10:01 p.m.

Aw, I'd have liked a little more than neck up, no?! Who cares if she decided to create, or add to, a porn-mag portfolio?! It's her right, isn't it? We don't have to celebrate it, which I suppose is what this story is supposed to be doing? Or is it just trolling for tsk-tsks from the disapproving? It's tacky for Playboy to exploit college 'spirit' like that lol, but small deal in a world with a lot more to worry about. To imply that it's somehow 'feminist' to play as masturbation fodder is silly though, and it's not too often that Playboy achieves 'art' status, but art is in the eye of the beholder I guess!


Mon, Sep 24, 2012 : 9:49 p.m.

i remember while working on my MBA some of the guys in my class recognized one of the girls from a playboy " girls of the sec" that had run a few years earlier and some of them even had the issue. it took her a while to establish a more business-like reputation.

Jim Osborn

Tue, Sep 25, 2012 : 12:58 p.m.

I can't believe that they had the issue. Did they actually bring it to class? Was her face a Crimson Tide?

Jim Osborn

Tue, Sep 25, 2012 : 12:55 p.m.

It is called the SEC, not sec, just as it is MBA, not a mba

John of Saline

Mon, Sep 24, 2012 : 10:04 p.m.

Professor: "Today's class is on 'brand awareness.' Something we've learned a lot about recently, haven't we, Kaytlyn?" (juvenile snickering from guys in back of class) (Actually, no professor at U of M would likely be dumb enough to make that crack, as the sensitivity police would drop a ton of bricks on him or her.)

Unusual Suspect

Mon, Sep 24, 2012 : 9:47 p.m.

"I'm really proud of my body. ... It's an art" I'm guessing in the article we'll see her turn-offs will include, "The English language," and turn-ons will include, "The educashun got me at Michigan of University."


Mon, Sep 24, 2012 : 9:41 p.m.

As a mother of daughter, who recently graduated University of Michigan with highest honors, I am horrified that this student made this poor decision. I think the school should expel her immediately. Posing for Playboy or any skin magazine is not something to be proud of. It is demeaning. The fact that this girl, who even though says she is so proud to be chosen, does not use her real name, indicates that on some level the poor thing knows better. My daughter who is beautiful, is known for her intellect, and superior ability in her field, and I she can be proud that she beat out 75 other highly qualified candidates for her job. I think Ms Brooke needs to take a look at what she is really saying to the world about herself, by posing nude. I think she is saying, " Everybody look at me, I have no self esteem and have to pose naked to feel special". It is obvious to me, that her parents failed her.


Tue, Sep 25, 2012 : 3:11 p.m.

A2Centsworth nobody cares about your daughter and how amazing she is. It is obvious that you are just jealous because didn't do a week long special about your daughters struggles and subsequent graduation. She chose that path as did this UofM graduate. You have no right to belittle her for her choices. This opportunity could very well open doors for her life that would not have been available before. It also might backfire, but that's not for you to criticize until she is harming someone else or infringing on someone else's rights. Inset chill pill now.

Jim Osborn

Tue, Sep 25, 2012 : 12:49 p.m.

A2centsworth made a comment and then "John" and "Jim" attacked her for saying that public institutions cannot control morals and behavior. While expelling "Brooke" for actions done off campus would have legal problems, for balance, consider the actions of a former State Attorney General, Andrew Shirvell, and how he was fired. A lot of his undoing involved behavior during his non-work hours. Of course, he must be held to a much higher standard than a student. A2centsworth is correct that the actions of "Brooke" do not help the reputation of UM. A friend of mine would be laughing except there probably are even more from the OSU in that issue, making that school look even worse. I'd imagine that "Brooke"'s parents would rather have had their daughter go the route of A2centsworth's daughter,or at least not have posed.


Tue, Sep 25, 2012 : 3:31 a.m.

No, I don't agree that she should be expelled. There are crap-for-brians professors who have done far more damage to the university's image than this girl ever could, yet we don't advocate that they be fired. Nor am I comfortable with your assessment that her parents necessarily 'obviously failed her.' Youngsters are more than capable of single-handedly turning their lives upside-down. I do think she made a mistake, and as I posted elsewhere, I think it's exploitation, not art. Also, by the way, I object, as did others, to her use of the language. People who learned English last week might say "my body is an art," but people who have lived here all their lives should say, "my body is artistic" or "my body is an art form" or even "my body is art," but not what she said. Painting is an art, photography is an art, but, while some come close, nobody's body is an art.

Unusual Suspect

Tue, Sep 25, 2012 : 12:43 a.m.

Correction, jim: it says she's she's "graduating" in April 2011... somehow. Perhaps with the help of Marty McFly and a flux capacitor.

Chase Ingersoll

Mon, Sep 24, 2012 : 11:45 p.m.

Madame. If we should expel the woman who posed, should we not do the same to all those men who purchased? Or those of us that did far worse than pose, while attending our alma maters. And what pray tell could we do to the city of Buffalo, that locates Michelangelo's David in a public park? Or the Ann Arbor Art fair exhibitors with the the nude, "...oh I didn't notice that was a woman's pubic hair photographs...." ? And whatever will we do with the Bronzes - the family that was disrobed at the corner of Glen and Catherine and has been standing there ever since? Oh, they make me feel so cold in the winter. I don't know what more to say, without getting myself in trouble. My wife's friends read this know who you are......

The Black Stallion3

Mon, Sep 24, 2012 : 10:57 p.m.

@ A2centsworth.......Thank you for your post, I enjoyed listening to a sensible American and a great Mother. Your daughter can stand proud in front of her family......unlike some of the posters here......again....Thank You for standing up for what is good in America.


Mon, Sep 24, 2012 : 10:46 p.m.

They can't expel her if they wanted to. She graduated last April.


Mon, Sep 24, 2012 : 10:44 p.m.

You don't think it's disrespectful to say that he parents failed her, despite not knowing anything about her, what kind of person she is, or what kind of things she has achieved? You don't think it's disrespectful to mock her with those quotations? How about suggesting that she should be expelled because she doesn't meet your high moral standard? Calling her a "poor thing"? Frankly, I'm surprised that you didn't expect hostility from others when you dole it out so liberally yourself.


Mon, Sep 24, 2012 : 10:43 p.m.

It is the AA way to not accept the opinion of others. Just read many of the comments made by others.


Mon, Sep 24, 2012 : 10:39 p.m.

Mike, you are so hostile. I m not showing disdain or disrespect to anyone. I feel saddened by her decision, saddened by your reply. Society loses when one person chooses to be less than all they can be. Sure we all have the right to do so many things. We have a plethora of choices before us in life to navigate through. I am sorry you are so angered by an opinion that differs from yours.... that is the shocking part, your inability to be polite toward others opinions.


Mon, Sep 24, 2012 : 10:37 p.m.

While I won't argue that priorities in the news can be skewed, I'm curious why you think you have the right to define what constitutes a "high standard of behavior." Should someone be expelled from the university because YOU think he or she is not demonstrating proper morals?


Mon, Sep 24, 2012 : 10:33 p.m.

What is the point of a comment like this? Is it just to share with everyone how great your world view is, how moral and sanctimonious you are? The girl already made her decision, and I doubt she cares what you think. If there is anything to be "horrified" about here, it's your disrespect and disdain towards other people.


Mon, Sep 24, 2012 : 10:31 p.m.

Mike, my daughter worked her butt off, every day, year to year, to attain her goals. She did not get in the newspaper for graduating with a 4.0 in science. But this gal, Brooke, shows her ta-tas to the world and makes the news. It is a strange world we live in where that is considered of value and newsworthy. Yes I suggest a severe academic penalty, as she is not upholding a high standard of behavior. University of Michigan is a top notch school, and its students need to show a certain level of ethics, decorum and honor. Of course, I do have to understand the liberal bubble that is Ann Arbor. But to the rest of the world, Brooke has just made her life a little bit harder.

John of Saline

Mon, Sep 24, 2012 : 10:11 p.m.

We're not talking about "my house." You suggested a severe academic penalty for something that's outside of the University's business. Do you stand by that? What else should students be expelled for? Participating in political rallies you disapprove of, for instance?


Mon, Sep 24, 2012 : 10:08 p.m.

Please brag more about your daughter. We all really want to hear about it.


Mon, Sep 24, 2012 : 10:06 p.m.

Only athletes are held to any type of moral standards.


Mon, Sep 24, 2012 : 10:03 p.m.

oh yea I forgot, ethics and high morals are passe... well maybe in your house, John of Saline, but certainly not in mine!

John of Saline

Mon, Sep 24, 2012 : 9:59 p.m.

Expulsion? Are you serious? Can you imagine the instant lawsuit--one the University would certainly lose? They can't run student lives like it's 1925 any more.


Mon, Sep 24, 2012 : 9:40 p.m.

I can't wait to see the girls from MSU!!!


Tue, Sep 25, 2012 : 1:06 p.m.

As they say at MSU "at least OUR cows have four legs."


Mon, Sep 24, 2012 : 10:44 p.m.

You can't see much. The milking machines are in the way.


Mon, Sep 24, 2012 : 10:11 p.m.

They are out in the pasture right now... :)

Chase Ingersoll

Mon, Sep 24, 2012 : 9:37 p.m.

Feminists and Focus on the Family, on the same page.


Mon, Sep 24, 2012 : 9:31 p.m.

"Twelve U-M students with majors ranging from art students to law students..." doesn't make sense. I can't tell if these two are the fault of the model or the writer: 'I'm really proud of my body. ... It's an art' (probably the model; sad, in any case). 'It's not something they we should have to cover up...'

Julie Baker

Mon, Sep 24, 2012 : 11:17 p.m.

Thanks, that's fixed.


Mon, Sep 24, 2012 : 9:14 p.m.

I grieve when I read these kinds of articles. For those of you who think we're too puritanical, answer this: Can you imagine Ms Cassidy sitting down on the family couch with mom on one side and dad on the other and slowly going over the photos? Is that scenario OK by you? This is sick, sad, exploitative and probably will be around till the end of time.

March Hair

Tue, Sep 25, 2012 : 12:43 a.m.

No, I can't imagine it, but nor could I imagine someone who is married having sex with her husband with her parents in the room. Although surely you would agree that marital sex is permissible?


Mon, Sep 24, 2012 : 10:52 p.m.

The problem is, many parents would think nothing of it now a days.


Mon, Sep 24, 2012 : 9:59 p.m.

Compared to what she could be doing, Playboy is relatively mild.


Mon, Sep 24, 2012 : 9:27 p.m.

How so? It's not like they forced her to do it. I see nothing wrong with this.


Mon, Sep 24, 2012 : 9:09 p.m.

There will always be some women who feel a need to bare their bodies to thousands (millions?) of men. No news here.

The Black Stallion3

Mon, Sep 24, 2012 : 9:05 p.m.

I can just imagine how proud her mom and dad are of her.


Wed, Sep 26, 2012 : 11:17 a.m.

maybe you should worry about how proud your parents are of you.


Tue, Sep 25, 2012 : 12:30 p.m.

Wow, not to pass judgement or anything....

music to my ear

Tue, Sep 25, 2012 : 3:05 a.m.

maybe her parents are like hippies and tell her its your body 'whatever'


Mon, Sep 24, 2012 : 8:59 p.m.

Might I mention a fairly new book on porn. The fact that a student feels this is the right thing to do, and that our local media features her decision in the news lineup shows that the objectification of women is alive and kicking in our society. --Gail Dines is a professor of sociology and women's studies at Wheelock College in Boston. Her latest book is Pornland: How Porn Has Hijacked our Sexuality (Beacon Press). She is a founding member of Stop Porn Culture (


Tue, Sep 25, 2012 : 3:03 a.m.

Thank you Cindy for the right perspective!


Tue, Sep 25, 2012 : 3:03 a.m.

@tdw. Nobody is denying that this young woman has the right to have exposed herself in a pornographic magazine (admittedly, a "soft" one), so what's your point, exactly. And there is an error of logic in your statement, as well. A child is not part of a woman's body. The child has his or her own body.


Mon, Sep 24, 2012 : 9:44 p.m.

I'll bet when it comes to something else you believe a woman has the right to control her own body


Mon, Sep 24, 2012 : 8:50 p.m.

What ever it takes to pay tuition.


Wed, Sep 26, 2012 : 3:05 a.m.

How about prostitution?

Jon Wax

Mon, Sep 24, 2012 : 8:49 p.m.

"I'm really proud of my body. ... It's an art," english major, i take it? yeeeah... prolly should go with the pictures while she has the chance? Peace

Rod Johnson

Tue, Sep 25, 2012 : 7:38 p.m.

I guess I can. Explain?

Jon Wax

Tue, Sep 25, 2012 : 12:22 p.m.

re:rod johnson you can't possibly be that obtuse... no wait, i guess ya can. Peace

Rod Johnson

Mon, Sep 24, 2012 : 10:36 p.m.

Read much? Nursing student, right there in the article.

Top Cat

Mon, Sep 24, 2012 : 8:30 p.m.

I wonder if she'll feel the same way when she is 38 and her 10 year old son finds out about it.


Tue, Sep 25, 2012 : 6:01 p.m.

"People do naked runs all over the country and it is exhilarating for that reason. I mean I sprinted through someone backyard naked last week and I have felt like a champion since." Not much fun when it lands you on the sex offender list.


Tue, Sep 25, 2012 : 3:02 p.m.

There is a sense of empowerment from this because as a country we still are very close minded about things like these. People do naked runs all over the country and it is exhilarating for that reason. I mean I sprinted through someone backyard naked last week and I have felt like a champion since.


Tue, Sep 25, 2012 : 1:15 p.m.

Thank you Scylding!!


Tue, Sep 25, 2012 : 2:58 a.m.

@Dennis: you're mean-spirited. A2cents' comments in no way rise to the level of bigotry. Furthermore, in many ways, she is right. The girl has likely made a big mistake, unless she wants to move into the realm of more exposure, which typically does not lead to happiness. This idea that women are somehow empowering themselves by exposing their bodies for just any eyes to look at is a big fat lie. If that were true, women would be lining up to do it for free. This girl did it for money, just like all the others, but the pornographers will make much more money on her than she would see in a dozen shoots like this, and that is called exploitation. She calls it feminism, and it sounds like you would, too, but it's just the opposite, it's exploitative sexism that diminishes women.


Tue, Sep 25, 2012 : 12:31 a.m.

@A2centsworth - sorry, I disagree. Oh, and i dont care if you are a mom. Being a mother doesn't somehow excuse your bigoted views of this girl.


Mon, Sep 24, 2012 : 10:24 p.m.

Dennis I am choosing to be a mom. I have three daughters and two sons. I blame the reporter as much as I do society for not focusing on her achievements. It is in this society that posing nude appears to be newsworthy. Sad and banal. Is she striving to better herself? We shall never know. But I most certainly know, she is not making choices that will lead her to move forward in life. She is ruining her own credibility, sure it is her right, but at her age, she has no idea what she just lost.


Mon, Sep 24, 2012 : 10:07 p.m.

@A2centsworth - pretty presumptuous of you to assume she isn't striving to be the top student in her class. I guess you just assumed she cant be smart and want to pose naked for a magazine. It's really all about choices. You can choose to stereotype someone based on a short newspaper article, or you can choose to no be a bigot.


Mon, Sep 24, 2012 : 9:58 p.m.

I wonder if she'll feel the same way when if she has a problem finding a decent job. Employers take all this stuff into consideration. I've even heard of some employers asking for Facebook passwords.


Mon, Sep 24, 2012 : 9:45 p.m.

It is not about being puritanical. It is about making life choices that raise you up, rather than bring you down. How can being leered at by sweaty palmed men be uplifting? Why isn't she striving to be top student in her class? It is all about choices. The fact that this so called reporter thought the story was newsworthy is baffling and sad.


Mon, Sep 24, 2012 : 8:59 p.m.

That depends on whether this country can ever move past its puritanical roots.


Mon, Sep 24, 2012 : 8:52 p.m.

maybe in the future there will be less hang ups about naked bodies. we can only hope.


Mon, Sep 24, 2012 : 8:46 p.m.

Its her 10 year old son's friends she has to worry about...


Mon, Sep 24, 2012 : 8:29 p.m.

thats strange.... why was photographed signing the the furm before she expected?? would play be rigged with only excess to the rich and ELITE?


Wed, Sep 26, 2012 : 11:11 a.m.

what did you say?

Middle America

Tue, Sep 25, 2012 : 10:45 a.m.

mag weird... pictur of naked give money to who?

John of Saline

Mon, Sep 24, 2012 : 8:20 p.m.

"Playboy last featured U-M students in 2008, when two female students were chosen for a Big Ten issue." But our male students didn't make the cut that time?


Mon, Sep 24, 2012 : 8:15 p.m.

Presumably this student hasn't been on campus long enough to reach her undergraduate fighting weight.


Mon, Sep 24, 2012 : 10:16 p.m.

Lol, truth.

Ricardo Queso

Mon, Sep 24, 2012 : 8:10 p.m.

Now about that 1% for art ...

jim c

Mon, Sep 24, 2012 : 8:05 p.m.

If she graduated in March 2011, per the article, she no longer is a student and girl of the Big 10.


Mon, Sep 24, 2012 : 8:03 p.m.

She's a junior graduating in April, 2011?

Jim Osborn

Tue, Sep 25, 2012 : 12:26 p.m.

Sorry Kellie, then it should be placed in qoutes, ..."graduating in April 2011",...

Unusual Suspect

Tue, Sep 25, 2012 : 12:39 a.m.

That makes absolutely no sense. You cannot "was graduating" at some point in the past.

Kellie Woodhouse

Mon, Sep 24, 2012 : 11:10 p.m.

Sorry, we got our wires crossed here at The Brooke I interviewed said she was graduating in 2011. The paragraph reflects that.


Mon, Sep 24, 2012 : 9:56 p.m.

Who cares about the wording? More pictures please!!!


Mon, Sep 24, 2012 : 9:47 p.m.

The conclusion I have come to is you cannot expect proper English, spelling or correct facts, as these writers are not real reporters.

Unusual Suspect

Mon, Sep 24, 2012 : 9:42 p.m.

Come on, it's STILL wrong. "Graduating in April 2012?" Too, late - April 2012 has already passed. Did you mean to say "graduated in April 2012" or "graduating in April 2013?"

Kellie Woodhouse

Mon, Sep 24, 2012 : 8:08 p.m.

Good point. We've fixed that sentence.


Mon, Sep 24, 2012 : 7:58 p.m.

The expression of the headshot on the right unofficially reads: "Sorry mom and dad".


Mon, Sep 24, 2012 : 7:52 p.m.

Pictures or it didn't happen.


Mon, Sep 24, 2012 : 9:51 p.m.

At least could give us more than a head shot.

Craig Lounsbury

Mon, Sep 24, 2012 : 7:45 p.m.

I only read the articles ........ ;)


Tue, Sep 25, 2012 : 1:53 a.m.

I only look at the nudie photos.


Mon, Sep 24, 2012 : 9:53 p.m.

Funny. I only clicked on this article hoping for better pictures....;(


Mon, Sep 24, 2012 : 9:52 p.m.

Playboy has articles? I must have missed them!!

Michigan Reader

Mon, Sep 24, 2012 : 8:52 p.m.



Mon, Sep 24, 2012 : 7:53 p.m.

U r bad!