Haley Ann and four other Auburn women chose to be featured in Playboy’s November college issue, which consists of 26 women from other schools in the Southeastern Conference.
When Haley Ann found out Playboy was coming, she said she signed up online and auditioned at the Lexington Hotel with her own outfit in tow.
Then she waited for a call back.
“They called me back and said they really like me,” Haley Ann said. “I think it was actually the next day. They sent the pictures to the producers.”
The photoshoot for the November issue took place a couple of days later at a cabin in Chewacla State Park.
“I had a lot of butterflies in my stomach,” Haley Ann said. “It kind of happened all so fast, so I really didn’t have time to get nervous. I was actually kind of shocked at first, kind of a surreal moment that I was going to be in Playboy.”
When she arrived at a cabin at the park, a stylist had everything laid out for her.
Instead of styling Haley Ann for a completely nude look, they exposed only her derriere.
“I told them I would be more comfortable with being more covered then less,” Haley Ann said. “It was an idea they had had, so it was mutual I guess.”
Despite her modesty, Haley Ann said she still had to warm her parents up to the idea of her posing for Playboy.
“Well at first they were hesitant,” she said. “But usually they are always supportive in something I want to do. They know I did it for myself.”
Haley Ann said she hasn’t shown them the magazine personally, but she is sure they have seen it by now.
Some of the other Auburn women decided to expose themselves in other ways.
Kylee Noel, Brandy Evans and Kaitlyn Ryan posed wearing a shredded Auburn jersey exposing their breasts, while Liliana Cook decided to wear underwear and a seductively placed sweater.
Haley Ann said working with Playboy was a great experience.
“Everyone made me really comfortable throughout the entire shoot,” Haley Ann said. “It was fun and pretty informal. I would definitely say there is nothing bad about it.”
She said she feels the experience was positive for her.
“There are so many women in the world who have gone on to be really successful after Playboy,” Haley Ann said. “The way the world is today, I really don’t think it can negatively affect your future. I definitely think it supports women. It gives them a chance to feel comfortable with their body to show what they have.”
In the future, Haley Ann would like to try other things involving the entertainment industry.
A Chicago native, Haley Ann said she is studying apparel design, but wants to go back to Chicago and be a stylist for high-end magazines.