Jewish Journal

Scott Brown looks good naked

by Brad A. Greenberg

January 21, 2010 | 6:01 pm

Don’t trust me. Look for yourself.

Sarah Palin had her beauty pageant, but she was no centerfold. Scott Brown was.

Long before the Massachussets Republican won the race to fill the late Ted Kennedy’s Senate seat, Brown was a 22-year-old law student and the winner of Cosmo’s contest for America’s Sexiest Man. Part of the honor must have included reclining naked in the pages of the lady lad mag. This isn’t news, but it’s been getting a lot of play today; Cosmo rehashed the story in September:

“Here at Cosmo we’ve had bachelors go on to be actors, models, and reality show stars, so we’re thrilled that one has gone on to become a politician,” says Kate White, Cosmo’s editor in chief. Obviously we know how to pick ’em. This particular bachelor has always had political ambitions and even admitted to being “a bit of a patriot” when we interviewed him.

The Washington Post’s PostPartisan blog quipped that Brown has broken the centerfold barrier.

I’m not sure the Republican constituent base ever thought Playgirl’s Jackie Robinson would come from the Grand Ol’ Party. But we could always blame it on Massachusetts.

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