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Military Mom Poses for Playboy

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A mother of two leaves the military after posing nude.

Mom•Logic: How did you actually get involved with Playboy?

Michelle: In 2006, I went to an open casting call. I received a phone call later that day asking me if I was willing to be in the magazine and portray a woman in the military. I wanted to show that women could be hard-ass women, but they could be beautiful women. But I told them I wouldn't wear my uniform, or do anything to dishonor the military.

Mom•Logic: How did the military react when they found out you posed in Playboy?

Michelle: The day before the magazine hit the newsstands, the military made me turn over my hat, pack up my desk, and it was the worst thing ever. I received an official letter of reprimand.Then they demoted me from staff sergeant to senior airman, and finally dropped me from active duty. They tried to transfer me from my home in Texas to a desk job in Iowa, so I turned in my resignation.In April 2007, my paperwork was final and I was no longer in the military. I received an honorable discharge.

Mom•Logic: What was your reaction to all of this?

Michelle: I never hid this from my children, ages 7 and 12. They've seen the Playboy spread. As a mother and a woman, I felt this experience was very motivating. It ended up being a blessing in disguise because, since then, I have decided to pursue my dreams of being an actress. As a Mom, I am glad I am also able to pursue my dreams while raising my kids. My daughter is my biggest fan and supporter, other than my husband. She says I inspire her to live her own dreams.

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7 comments so far | Post a comment now
April March 5, 2008, 11:47 AM

As a Marine wife, I can certainly understand why the military reacted the way it did. The military is about several things - ethics, dignity, and integrity. Posing nude in a national magazine does not reflect those values. It doesn’t matter if she didn’t wear her uniform in the pictures… it is still distasteful.

Susan P. March 5, 2008, 12:49 PM

I don’t want to sound snarky, but I don’t know many great and respectable acting careers that started with a Playboy spread. I wish her the best of luck for her kids’ sake.

Charles March 5, 2008, 2:02 PM

To Susan P.: Jenny McCarthy

Susan P. March 5, 2008, 3:01 PM

Jenny McCarthy is a respected actress? Her next movie coming out is called “Weiners”…I’m not even kidding.

jessie May 5, 2008, 11:48 PM

the fact you showed your children is terrible. r u even a fit mom?

kerrell September 3, 2008, 11:39 PM

It’s her choice!

Kacey Marrington December 17, 2010, 7:04 AM

thanks a lotfor taking this thing to talk over this.

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