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Michelle Manhart Playboy Photos Hit the Web: Nude Sergeant Online

Jan 15, 2007

Staff Sgt. Michelle Manhart stripped nude for Playboy and the stunning military woman now may lose her job. The photos appear in this month's edition of Playboy Magazine and the soldier has come under fire for posing from her superiors. Now those officers can check out the photos online as many blogs have the photos posted.

Michelle Manhart Playboy Photos Hit the Web: Nude Sergeant Online (Image: Playboy)

Michelle Manhart Playboy Photos Hit the Web: Nude Sergeant Online (Image: Playboy)

The Say Anything Blog has the photos and gives this analysis: Usually I have no problem with girls wanting to strip down for magazines like Playboy, but when the girl in question is currently employed as an officer representing our country in the military there’s a bit of a problem. I can imagine that the troops she’s charged with leading may have a problem taking her seriously once they get a load of her nude in Playboy.

It’s along the same lines of having a high school teacher who has posed nude. She’s just not going to have the respect or the attention (at least not the right sort of attention) of the students in her class.


Others can't see any problem with a woman posing nude no matter what her profession. ABC News notes that for many years, Manhart dreamed of breaking into modeling and acting. She has wanted to appear in Playboy since she was 12 years old, and many times sent the magazine photos in hopes of making the cut.

"I've been in the Air Force for over 12 years now," she said. "And I've been modeling before that and during that. And at no time did I anticipate leaving the Air Force until … things changed in my life."

The network notes that Michelle has been relieved of her duties while the Air Force investigates her case. Playboy's six-page spread of the sergeant will hit newsstands this week.


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