The Sexist

Calling Georgetown’s “Campus Hunks”

Playgirl Van

Hunks! We still call them that, apparently. And now, the "internet’s leading source for hot nude celebrity hunks" is seeking the hunkiest of all hunks to disrobe in its annual "Campus Hunks Issue." Playgirl spokesperson Daniel Nardicio—the man behind both Levi Johnston's shoot and the Playgirl "Shaggin’ Wagon" (pictured, with strategically placed hunks)—has sent out a press release alerting the District that his wagon will be tied up on the Georgetown University campus this weekend in the interest of culling local co-ed beefcake material for the online mag.

Will Georgetown's Jesuits be receptive to an influx of gleaming naked dudes on campus? According to Nardicio's blog, Playgirl is more concerned with how it will be received at the next school on the list—Richmond's Virginia Commonwealth University. "I mean, yes I’ve done some outrageous things, but is heading to colleges in the SOUTH to look for hot guys for Playgirl pushing it too far???" Nardicio writes.

But enough thinking, more hunks! The press release—including submission details—is below.

PLAYGIRL To Conduct Nationwide Search for For Annual “Campus Hunks Issue”.

New York, New York. April 26th, 2010. PLAYGIRL.com, the internet’s leading source for hot nude celebrity hunks, has announced it a search for hot college guys in for its annual Campus Hunks Issue. Director of Marketing Daniel Nardicio will be conducting tours of both East and West Coast colleges this spring. The photos from the June shoot will be in the September Issue of the magazine.

The increasingly popular magazine has experienced a renaissance after the phenomenal success of the sell-out Levi Johnston issue. Playgirl recently signed high-profile shoots with “Make Me a Supermodel” star Ronnie Kroell. Kroell and professional basketball player (and Logo "Shirts and Skin's star) Demarco Majors. The fashion-inspired Majors shoot debuts June 15th and will most definitely be a hit with the magazine’s gay readers.

Nardicio is excited to begin his tour. “Our Campus Hunks issue is always popular with readers. With the success of the Levi, we're more than ready to take our super sexy Playgirl van around to campuses looking for the next centerfold.”

Nardicio and Co. will be conducting searches at Rutgers, Georgetown and Princeton this weekend. With Midwest stops in Ohio State University plus Tulane University in New Orleans just to name a few. All models will be flown to Miami for a group shot in June.

Nardicio encourages college aged applicants to send their pics to Model@Playgirl.com and put “Campus Hunk” in the subject line.

Additional details, via Playgirl.com:

ARE YOU A CAMPUS HUNK? WOULD YOU LIKE TO BE IN PLAYGIRL MAGAZINE? DO YOU NEED SUMMER CASH? IF YOU HAVE WHAT IT TAKES, PLAYGIRL IS SEARCHING FOR YOU! EMAIL 4 PHOTOS TO MODEL@PLAYGIRL.COM (2 G-RATED & 2 X-RATED PHOTOS . JPGS UNDER 1MB PREFERRED . INCLUDE: NAME, PHONE NUMBER & COLLEGE YOU ATTEND . SUBJECT LINE: "CAMPUS HUNK".) IF YOU ARE CHOSEN, YOU WILL BE FLOWN TO MIAMI FOR A PHOTO SHOOT IN JUNE. 18+ ONLY.

  • http://www.popcesspool.net Pop Cesspool

    Last time I checked, Va. Commonwealth was full of art-school kids.

  • http://rickmangus@aol.com Rick Mangus

    How SEXIST!

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  • kza

    Wow, it really sucks for Playgirl that I don't go there. I coulda been a hunk :(

  • Melissa

    Sigh.

    I hate this stuff. Two wrongs don't make a right, and objectifying men isn't some kind of just retribution for their objectification of us. It's just making the aggregate of all the nasty patriarchal stuff in the world grow.

    Just because men objectify women all the freaking time does not mean that we can turn around and objectify them right back. How about we ALL start seeing each other as human beings, not nameless, soulless, sex objects?

    BTW, I'm not criticizing you, Amanda, just the Playgirl franchise.

  • http://www.washingtoncitypaper.com/blogs/sexist Amanda Hess

    I agree, Melissa. But I think it's interesting! For a couple of reasons: a) Most of the people objectifying the men in Playgirl are men; b) For that reason (and because we're accustomed to objectifying women) people are really comfortable making fun of "hunks" and/or being openly grossed out by them, whereas the presence of "babes" will inspire ogling and/or pearl-clutching over chastity/modesty issues. I hope to go to the event and gauge the reaction there.

  • TJ

    @Amanda and Melissa, I was just going to say that the majority of PlayGirl's audience is gay men, which seemed to be a shock to Levi Johnston.

  • Typical DC BS

    @TJ, LOL about Levi being shocked to realize gay men might be ogling him.

    And it seems that he took the gay adulation in stride. More power to him.

  • Black Diva

    Honey all I have to say, the boy if front of the Van has a nice bubble butt. They are all fine white boys. For the record, I am a real woman born as a woman. Men look at women all the time in porn magazines. What's wrong with women looking a men naked in porn magazines and getting their freak on privately?

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  • DanceDreaming

    Melissa:

    I'm not sure I agree. Yes, I mean, objectification is bad across the board. But market sexualization? I'm not so sure. I mean, media iconography is inherently objectifying, especially in the form of still pictures. It's going to be an image, that cannot possibly be a complete subjective portrayal of an individual. Even when the iconography is more complete, objectification occurs. For instance, Sady's 'platonic Cuomo in her mind' is not a subjective idea of the real in-the-flesh Cuomo.

    So media has objectification as a fairly central element. The major issue seems to me to be the sexualization of women that is ubiquitous. That encourages individuals in their own lives to think of women in primarily sexual terms. To give less value to women's other contributions to society -aside- from their physical presentation of sexuality.

    By that measure, men are, by comparison, de-sexualized. Which, frankly hurts men. Men are given the subtle message that they are not, cannot be, sexually desirable as physical beings. Most men don't -actively- believe this, but I've seen it subconsciously affect their actions on so many levels. Many, possibly even most, men have a creeping feeling that quietly in their mind desiring someone is inherently violating. And that the desire to be seen as sexual, the desire to be desired, is in some fashion emasculating.

    And it hurts women indirectly, by denying active female sexual desire, with all the baggage that generates. And by creating all sorts of damaged sexualities in the het men, damage that splashes over into their interactions with women. Men who repress their sexuality, hurt and angry 'Nice Guys', men who embrace the message that their sexuality is inherently violating and become violators. And many other forms.

    I don't think we are going to be getting rid of sexual imagery in media any time soon. I'm not really sure I, personally, would want that. And there are a lot of women who wouldn't want it either. But we can balance it some. More sexualized images of men, and more positive non-sexual images of women. More women as powerful and cool and successful -without- being hypersexualized.

    This isn't sexist, nor is it '2 wrongs making a right'. It's creating an actually balanced system.

    I think that getting sexual attention, getting checked out, getting hit on, can be actually a very positive thing, when it isn't constant, when it isn't threatening, and when it isn't to the exclusion of being valued in non-sexual ways. Culturally supported hyper-sexualization sucks. But culturally supported de-sexualization sucks -too-.

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