Teacher's Playboy past angers parents

Cristy Nicole Deweese was Playboy's 'Coed of the Month' in February 2011.

Cristy Nicole Deweese was Playboy's 'Coed of the Month' in February 2011.

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Newly hired Spanish teacher Cristy Nicole Deweese is in the middle of a moral controversy at her Dallas high school after one parent complained about her Playboy model past.

Deweese, who went by the name Cristy Nicole when she was Playboy’s “Co-ed of the Month” in February 2011, just started teaching at Rosie M. Collins Sorrells School of Education and Social Services this year.

Deweese went by the name Cristy Nicole in the photos that appeared in Playboy. In an accompanying video, the 21-year-old bragged about being a hunter and shooting a buck. Deweese also shows off her love of beef jerky and recounts a time when she consumed $30 worth of smoked meat.

"It's like a pound of beef," she says grinning.

One parent, upset Deweese is teaching at the school, pleaded her case the Dallas Morning News: “Are her male 16- and 17-year-old students looking at her without picturing her nude? And for the female students, is this someone they can respect as an educator, someone that they can look up to?”

Since then, many others have come to her defence.

On the YouTube page where her Playboy video appears, several people defended the teacher. “A lot of hate for this girl,” one user wrote. “Of course she shouldn’t be fired, nothing she did was illegal.”

She also received endorsements from students on Twitter.

School officials indicated they are still considering her employment.

“It wasn’t an illegal activity, but it raises the question about whether that action violated the Educators’ Code of Ethics,” Debbie Ratcliffe, a Texas Education Agency spokeswoman, told the Dallas Morning News, adding that teachers must be of "good moral character and be worthy to instruct or supervise" youth under state ethics standards.

A Florida teacher recently quit after photos of her modelling in a bikini were posted online.

Deweese and Playboy haven’t commented, but what do you think? Would you have a problem if your child’s teacher was a former nude model? Let us know your thoughts on Facebook.


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