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Senate Hopeful Once Had Centerfold Spread

Scottbrownpicture Scott Brown, a lawyer running as a Republican to fill Ted Kennedy's U.S. Senate seat, has achieved much in his career. He has been a Massachusetts state senator since 2004 and before that he served three terms as a state representative. For 30 years, he has been in the National Guard, rising to the rank of lieutenant colonel in the Judge Advocate General's Corps. He was awarded the Army Commendation Medal for meritorious service in homeland security after the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, and was named Public Servant of the Year by the United Chamber of Commerce in 2004. And as if all that wasn't noteworthy enough, he even saw his daughter make the top 16 in the 2005-2006 season of American Idol.

But around the halls of Boston College Law School, from which the Senate-hopeful graduated in 1984, Scott Brown may always be remembered for something else -- his nude centerfold spread in Cosmopolitan Magazine. As the BC Law student blog Eagleionline recounted in a post last March, then-3L Brown was featured in a photo shoot as the first-place winner of a Cosmo centerfold contest. He used the money he made to help pay his law school tuition. Here is a snippet of what Cosmo had to say about Brown:

Tall (6'2"), rangy Scott Brown, 22, has the strong-but-huggable good looks most Cosmo girls are really searching for. You may want Mr. Muscles or a river-boat gambler for an adventure, but adorably sexy is what makes him someone to snuggle over the longer haul!

The Cosmo write-up said that Brown's younger sister entered him in the contest without his knowing, "but this prince-next-door wasn't too reserved about later posing nude." As a matter of fact, some at BC Law still remember the shoot, reports Eagleionline. "The atmosphere surrounding the 1982 photo shoot was fun and light-hearted. Indeed, according to one, Brown promoted the shoot himself by distributing copies of the magazine on campus."

Eagleionline also unearths Brown's BC Law yearbook photo, which it aptly describes as "less conventional." Clearly, Brown is comfortable in front of a camera. These days, that alone can qualify someone for the Senate.

Posted by Robert J. Ambrogi on September 15, 2009 at 11:06 AM | Permalink | Comments (4)

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