CORVALLIS, Ore. - Kandy Jo remembers the day she agreed to pose nude in a national magazine.
"It was a random Tuesday inbetween classes," the Oregon State junior from Springfield recalled. "Playboy had recruiters on campus, going around just looking for girls who wanted to get 500 bucks to pose for Playboy, and of course I said yes."
The money was a bonus: Kandy Jo says she would have posed for Playboy for free. She appeared in the magazine's October issue in the pictorial, "Girls of the Pac-12."
"I never thought, 'Oh, I want to be in Playboy.' I never dreamt of it or anything like that," the Thurston High School grad told KVAL News. "But it definitely was a great opportunity. I didn't even have to think about it. I was like, 'Of course I'll do it. Right away.'"
What was it like to appear nude on camera?
"I wasn't out there sprawling everything. It was really nice," she said. "It kind of worked down with a lot of props to a full nude shoot."
The reaction to the shoot has been largely positive.
"I've gotten a lot of support, a lot of good energy and vibes coming my way," she said. "All my friends, family support what I've done. They're just really happy for me, being in the media, they think it's great."
That doesn't mean Kandy Jo hasn't heard some negative feedback.
"People don't know me, and they're judging me, but you know, it's what I have to expect," she said. "There's going to be the good and the bad."