The number one party school in the country is really doing its best to maintain its reputation as such, isn’t it? A current Syracuse University student named Ali Baron is baring it all in a “Girls of the ACC” photo feature for Playboy’s October 2014 issue, proving time and time again that Playboy cares more about one student’s body than the entire student body.
Baron, who apparently goes by the nickname “Ali B,” appears in a very skimpy, mesh, blue top that says “Syracuse” on it before completely baring it all in the magazine. A somewhat SFW picture can be found here.
This was apparently her dream come true: “A lot of people had always known this was something I wanted to do — I had the posters, I had the ‘[Playboy] Girls Next Door’ DVDs,” she said to Syracuse.com.
“At first it was kind of like just a joke, and I’d forgotten about it [but one night] I just threw on jeans and a t-shirt and we went out… to Faegan’s [a popular bar amongst Syracuse students], and the minute I walked in the door two ladies, who were very beautiful — I could tell that they weren’t students — kind of pulled me aside and said, ‘hey, do you want to be in Playboy?’ And I was like, ‘Yeah! Of course!’ So that’s pretty much what happened, you know — I was in the right place at the right time.”
Now, I have no issue with this. That’s pretty fucking awesome that she always wanted to be in Playboy and had the lady-balls to bare it all for millions of horny fans.
No, my problem is that if you go to her Twitter or Facebook fan page, you’ll find this link, which takes you to a GoFundMe page. Sure, what are we funding? World peace? T-shirts? Amateur porn production? Potato salad? Nope. Baron got invited to the legendary Playboy Halloween party at the Playboy mansion, and she wants YOU to foot the bill!
How much is she looking for? Oh, just a mere $1,200. And what do you get out of it? Nothing. This girl gets to go to a party so she can network with Playboy execs, hob-nob with celebrities, and maybe even make out with Pauly Shore or David Spade, and you get absolutely nothing.
From her campaign description:
“I’ve been working very hard to accomplish some big goals. Although people are now just seeing my pictorial for the ‘Girls of the ACC’ that is just the tip of the iceberg with some of the dreams I’m trying to accomplish! I was lucky enough to get invited to the Playboy Mansion for the annual Halloween party that’s in a few short weeks, October 25th…this could be a HUGE opportunity not only to network with Playboy Enterprises themselves, but anyone else who may be worth meeting attending the party! I’ve been busting my butt at my job but any help would be GREATLY appreciated. This is my DREAM and I will get there some way, some how!! Thanks everyone!!”
I honestly feel bad putting the girl on blast, because I do admire her spunk and spirit, and if this is her dream, she shouldn’t feel embarrassed at all for owning her sexuality and pursuing her lifelong goal of getting into Playboy and becoming a model/bunny/playmate/whatever. That being said, if this is your dream, and the best way to accomplish that goal is to get to the Halloween party at the Playboy mansion, you don’t fucking beg random strangers to give you money to get out there. You fucking work your ass off and get out there because you earned it. Halloween is a month away. Get a job at a damn McDonald’s, be a babysitter, literally work ANYWHERE, and save all your money. Pinch pennies. Sell stuff on eBay. Overdraw your bank account. Sell blood. Beg family members, or convince grandparents that it’s your birthday so they give you cards with money in them. Whatever works. Just don’t fucking beg strangers on the internet. It’s kind of pathetic, no? You’re better than that.
Honestly, if something is your dream, you do whatever it takes to make it happen. If the only thing you can think to do is beg friends and strangers on the internet to send you money so you can go to Los Angeles, unless you’re really out of options, you must not care all that much about your goals. If you do, you’d literally do anything and work your ass off to follow your passion.