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Candy Loving Then And Now: Whatever Happened To Playboy's Girl Next Door?

It Was Playboy's 25th Anniversary, And They Picked A Winner 

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When the 25 year mark came around for Playboy, the magazine wanted to celebrate with something special, so they launched a nationwide search to find a special girl to be their silver-anniversary Playmate. Loving submitted some swimsuit shots to the magazine and she beat out over 3,500 applicants to win the honor of being one of the biggest Playboy centerfolds of all time. The spread not only made her a household name (for those men who noticed the pictures when they weren't reading the articles), but it netted her $25,000. Not bad for a laid back college girl from Ponca City. 

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Jacob Shelton

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Jacob Shelton is a Los Angeles based writer. For some reason this was the most difficult thing he’s written all day, and here’s the kicker – his girlfriend wrote the funny part of that last sentence. As for the rest of the bio? That’s pure Jacob, baby. He’s obsessed with the ways in which singular, transgressive acts have shaped the broader strokes of history, and he believes in alternate dimensions, which means that he’s great at a dinner party. When he’s not writing about culture, pop or otherwise, he’s adding to his found photograph collection and eavesdropping on strangers in public.