Student's Yearbook Photo Banned by Her Peers for Being 'Too Sexy'


yearbook photoShe's too sexy for her yearbook/Too sexy for her yearbook/So sexy it ... okay, I can't think of anything that rhymes with "yearbook." Oh well. In any case, Durango (Colorado) High School Senior Sydney Spies is, apparently, too sexy for her yearbook: Her picture was apparently too smokin' hot to be published in the final version.

Right about now you're thinking some stuffy old principal or prissy PTA president pulled the plug on Spies' glamour shot. But NO! It wasn't an adult who deemed the sultry senior's likeness Not Safe For School.

No, Spies was betrayed by a jury (of sorts) of her very own peers ...

It's true. Though Spies initially pointed the finger at her school's administrators, it turned out her yearbook's student editors made the call: That chick's yearbook photo is too damn hot!

Um, sour grapes, anyone? To be fair, the student editors did have a "legit" reason for rejecting Spies' photo -- apparently her outfit (a tiny yellow skirt and a black "shawl" exposing her belly and shoulders) violated the school dress code.

Still. I find it kind of ... odd ... that the students went ahead and put the kibosh on Spies' photo even after the official Yearbook Advisor, Tammy Schreiner, washed her hands of the decision:

“I can tell the kids all of the things that will happen if they run it and all of the things that will happen if we don’t run it. But I know that if I personally pulled it, I would be as guilty of censorship as anyone else.”

So if "da man" wasn't pressuring the student editors to clean up the yearbook's pages, what was their motivation?

See, this is where I go back to the sour grapes thing.

Look, I saw the actual pic. I found it over-the-top and obnoxious and tacky and completely inappropriate. But I still think that "inappropriate" is ... sort of an odd call for a bunch of high school kids to make.

Call me a conspiracy theorist, but I'm betting Sydney Spies stole somebody's boyfriend ...

Why do you think Sydney Spies' classmates rejected her sexy yearbook photo?

Image via Ryan Devenish/Flickr

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nonmember avatar Kristi

Sorry, I don't think it's appropriate either. She looks like she's trying to get into playboy or something. I wouldn't want that in my yearbook either, it's something that you're supposed to look back at and laugh and be reminded of the good times... not seeing the class whore's ass.

Bertha21 Bertha21

I honestly don't think it is appropriate.... Does anyone really?

amand... amanda_mom89

Definitely not appropriate for a school yearbook. I don't really care what the motivation for the decision not to publish was. I think it was fair.

cueba... cueballsmom

Sorry but that is not sexy. Trashy, tacky, slutty, pick a word, but not sexy. She knew it violated the dress code and her peers were right. Shame on you OP for saying it was sour grapes! So if a girl is disrespecting her own body and gets called on it, the ones who call her out are jealous? I don't know about you, but no self respecting person should want to be remembered like that.

Eversnow Eversnow

Honestly, It's to much for a school yearbook, and obviously the way you worded it, implying that the other girls are jealous blahblahblah, you support the girl. She's a beautiful girl, But does she really need to strip down, arch her back pout her lips for a school picture?

yayhe... yayheadstart

who is even letting her get that picture made?!

nonmember avatar linds.saurus

thats what i use to do. photograph school photos. you have no idea how many girls try to do the lip pout or pull down their shirt. even one asked if she could "pose sexy" i told her no its not happening. EVER. and these are photos for your family and your parents paid for it. that usually worked. if they didnt like it I would say "NEXT one in line please!"

alisa... alisabethjaimes

If she's under 18 then couldn't that be considered child pornography? Even if she's legal, that's too much for a high school yearbook. Although, instead of refusing to use the picture, the editors could have just cropped the pic so it only shows her upper torso-up.

ashja ashja

Our yearbook photos could only be head and shoulders, not full body.

ashja ashja

@alisa - It is inappropriate but no, it does not fit the legal standard of child pornography.

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