Spending the day with mother is often unappreciated by teenagers. Most kids prefer to hang out with friends, maybe being dropped off at a mall or some such. But by the time the daughter turns twenty, many mothers and daughters begin to get along much better, to which Megan Lampros and her mother can attest. They stopped into the Westin near their home in Columbus to allow Megan to have some pictures taken and really enjoyed themselves.
She winked and smirked for photos in a blue bikini, then agreed to take off her top.
She wasn't so sure, though, about her next move.
"Do I just throw it away?" she asked the photographer, holding her bra.
(Well, yes, but toss it over your shoulder, like a bride with a bouquet, she was told.)
Next, she was instructed to remove her suit bottoms -- a request she didn't expect.
Her question: "Do I take my shoes off?"
After the five-minute audition Tuesday, Megan returned to the lobby to tell her mother that she had just been photographed completely naked.
"Oh, nice, princess!" the proud mom exclaimed.
There is a competition, doncha know, for the 55th anniversary edition of Playboy, and lots of girls want to make the cover. It seems lots of mothers think it would be a real accomplishment as well. Not much experience necessary, evidently. Win or lose, it's the chance of a lifetime.
If she doesn't become the Playboy model, Whitney Degroat, 22, of Springfield figures she'll at least have a life experience to share: "It's something to tell my grandkids: 'Grandma tried out for Playboy.' "
No doubt, they'll be thrilled.