CHICAGO - Playboy will hit the Southern roads this spring in search of the sexiest, most beautiful women of the Southeastern Conference (SEC).
Playboy photographers and representatives will meet with students at all 12 SEC schools in search of coeds to appear in the magazine's annual college girls pictorial.
The "Girls of the SEC" feature will run in Playboy's October 2011 issue (on newsstands and online at www.playboydigitial.com on Friday, September 16, 2011).
Playboy's college pictorials have been one of the most-talked about and popular features for the past 35 years.
Thousands of coeds have auditioned over the years and many selected to appear in the magazine have gone on to become Playboy Playmates, models and actresses.
2007 Playmate of the Year Sara Jean Underwood, Miss June 2008 Juliette Frette, Miss October 2005 Amanda Paige, Miss October 2001 Stephanie Heinrich and December 1998 Playmates Erica, Jaclyn and Nicole Dahm all received their Playboy start by being featured in college pictorials.
Playboy last highlighted the "Girls of the SEC" in its October 2007 issue.
During Playboy's search, photographers will spend up to two days interviewing candidates at each of the following schools:
University of South Carolina March 27 & 28
University of Georgia April 1 & 2
Auburn University April 3 & 4
University of Florida April 6 & 7
University of Arkansas April 7 & 8
University of Alabama April 8 & 9
Louisiana State University April 11 & 12
Vanderbilt University April 12
Mississippi State University April 13 & 14
University of Tennessee April 16 & 17
University of Kentucky April 17 & 18
University of Mississippi April 18 & 19
Female candidates must be at least 18 years old and must be registered as full- or part-time students at a SEC university. For more information or to schedule an appointment, please visit www.playboy.com/SEC2011.
Any candidate who is unable to attend one of the casting dates can email a recent full-figure photo and a head-and-shoulders portrait to SEC2011@playboy.com. JPEG files under 1 MB are preferred. Photos submitted become property of Playboy and cannot be returned.
Candidates should also include basic biographical information, including: year in school, course of studies, sport and/or activity involvement, height, weight and measurements, as well as contact information. A clear copy of a document verifying enrollment in a SEC school and a clear copy of a photo ID that shows date of birth must be included.