Playboy takes on Wall Street’s bare market

October 2, 2008

Talk about naked shorting! Playboy magazine is getting into the financial crisis with a planned photo spread in its February 2009 issue and on called “Women of Wall Street.” With the potential for big job losses and a number of careers in the balance, the magazine figures that there’s no better time to tap into a relevant news topic, just like it did with “Women of WorldCom” and “Women of Enron” earlier in the decade.

You can read about the project on our website. Meanwhile, here are the rules:

Candidates currently must work for a financial institution or recently have worked for a financial institution to qualify. Women who are interested in posing can apply by sending one face shot, one full-body shot, and a legible photocopy of a government-issued photo ID proving they are 18 or older. They also must include the following information with their submission: full name, age, hometown, phone number, e-mail address, employment location, and a few sentences about themselves. For full details, please visit

Submissions can be sent to or mailed to:
PLAYBOY, Attn: Women of Wall Street/ 680 North Lake Shore Drive/ Chicago, IL 60611. Further instructions can be found at Entries must be postmarked by MONTH DATE, 2008.

Deadline is Oct. 24. And… sorry: no guys allowed.

(Playboy diamond pendant photo: Reuters)


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