The visit included three CU students who posed in the Big 12 Conference issue
Three CU students who posed for Playboy Magazine signed autographs today at Jones General Store and Camera on the Hill.
A consistent line, which reached the door, waited for the women to sign copies of the Playboy Big 12 Conference issue from noon to 2:00 p.m. The event was intended to generate publicity for the magazine and the store.
“The Hill gets a bad rap,” Jones storeowner Louie Moschetti said. “It gets negative attention. This is something positive to attract shoppers to patronize the stores on the Hill.”
Moschetti heard about the students posing for the magazine in July and contacted Dave Knoles, a representative for Kent News Company. Kent News Company distributes Playboy to many stores in Colorado.
“Playboy doesn’t do this as much as they used to,” Knoles said. “Anytime we hear about it, we support it as much as we can.”
Knoles contacted Playboy magazine and representatives there expressed interest for a possible event. They contacted the four women who posed for the issue. Three of the women were able to appear.
This is the first time since 2002 that Playboy featured women from the Big 12 Conference.
“We are just really trying to get the word out for the upcoming subscription season,” Playboy Director of Publishing relations Joanne Fulco said. “Publicity events like this are great for subscribers and help get the word out to new subscribers.”
Jessica Lorin, 25, was one of the women who posed for the issue. She earned her Molecular Biology, Biochemistry and English Literature degrees from the University of Colorado last May. She graduated Magna Cum Laude.
“It’s a lot of fun and flattering that so many hot guys are going to be looking at me,” said Lorin while she signed nude photographs of herself for the men in line.
She paid off her student loans with the money she received from Playboy. She hopes this will help fuel her modeling career.
The men in line declined to comment.