I did learn from this article that posing once as a Playboy model guarantees you certain lifetime effects. Lots of swank, for one thing. And, once a Playboy model, always a Playboy model -- it seems that, if you've done one college pictorial, you can send the pictures in and be approved to attend parties at the Playboy mansion. I guess, if you're into that kind of glamour-girl image, posing once for Playboy in college is the thing to do.
The ladies quoted in the article did seem very confident in themselves and their choice. One said her boyfriend's entire fraternity was rooting for her to be chosen (a dubious endorsement at best). Funnier was the one who said, with complete assurance that, although she had thus far neglected to inform her parents that she was going in for a Playboy interview, she was certain that they would be more than happy for her if she got in, because it was what she really wanted to do.
It's times like this that I don't know whether to fall over laughing or slap my forehead. Maybe I'll do both.