Cristy Nicole Deweese, a 21-year-old Spanish teacher at a Dallas-area magnet school, has come under scrutiny for her Playboy modeling past.
She posed for “Naked Outdoors,” modeled in a simulated lesbian sex scene, and was Playboy’s “Coed of the Month” in February 2011. Hot stuff?
Depends on who you ask. She intended to become a Spanish teacher 2-3 years ago, in those modeling days, and went on to achieve that dream.
But Deweese, who modeled under the name “Cristy Nicole,” is finding that her racy modeling past isn’t sitting well with at least one parent at her school.
A Texas Education Agency spokeswoman told the Dallas Morning News that while there’s no illegal activity involved, the issue is potentially “murky.”
State ethics standards hold that teachers should be of “good moral character and be worthy to instruct or supervise” youth. That’s obviously subjective.
Some people have vocally criticized the school, while Twitter users who claim to be Deweese’s students have reportedly taken to social media to defend her.
“She’s a teacher now, not a Playboy model anymore! Leave her alone guys,” one wrote, while others offered similar praise of her teaching abilities.
While it remains to be seen whether the district will act on the complaints, it’s not the first case of a racy past coming back to haunt a current career.
Earlier this year, Florida teacher Olivia Sprauer stepped down after photos of her modeling in a bikini came to the attention of the school’s principal.
In February, Miss Teen Delaware Melissa King resigned amid a scandal involving a pornographic video she shot before she was crowned queen.
What do you think: Should Cristy Nicole Deweese be fired?