University of Michigan student poses for Playboy's 'Girls of the Big Ten' issue
Angela J. Cesere | AnnArbor.com
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.
AnnArbor.com 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 AnnArbor.com 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.