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University of Minnesota girls audition for Playboy's "Girls of the Big Ten"

Fifteen girls from the University of Minnesota auditioned Tuesday for Playboy's "Girls of the Big Ten" pictorial that will feature girls who attend colleges in the Big Ten conference, according to the Minnesota Daily.

One girl, referred to as "Brittany" in the article, said that it would mean a lot to her to be chosen from the audition. "I love Playboy and I look up to the girls as something to aspire to," "Brittany" said. Brittany is a second-year grad student studying veterinary medicine.

However, Mia Ljung, the faculty adviser for the Women's Student Activist Collective at the University, said that "to portray college girls in a sexualized way is like kind of cutting off their brains and just showing their bodies."

Linda Kenney, Richard Higashi and Kim Mizuno make up the Playboy trio and are touring around the country to schools to hold auditions.

Girls can choose to audition fully nude, partially nude or implied nude.