ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT
WCalendars want to be sexy
By Megan O’Toole
SEXY WITHOUT BEING TRASHY. First-year
sociology student and WGirl hopeful Cynthia Foster strikes
If you’ve been approached by a random stranger on campus
and informed you have what it takes to be a model, don’t
get scared yet — it may have been a legitimate offer
and not just a pathetic pick-up line.
Yes, it’s that time of year again: Western’s WCalendars
team is hard at work on the third installment of the infamous
WGirls and WBoys calendars, which have been the source of much
controversy on campus in past years.
This year, second year honors business administration student
Daniel Sorger is at the helm of the project.
Basically for the last month, me and my team have been going
around campus approaching guys and girls and saying, ‘Hey,
we’d love you to try out for WCalendars,’” Sorger
says. In addition to the in-person method, Sorger’s team
also set up a sign-up station at Cottage Tanning.
A lot of people are flattered or really honored,” Sorger
notes, of the students whom himself and his teammates have
approached. “Basically, you’re telling people that
you think they are so attractive they should be a model.
It’s harder for me as a guy to approach other guys, especially
at bars,” Sorger adds. “But I happen to have four
girl roommates, so I’ve enlisted their services.”
The WBoys calendar has space to feature 12 hotties, while
the WGirls edition will feature 12-14 girls — after all,
the girls can “pair up” for some of the shots.
We had two sets of twins last year,” Sorger recalls.
Sounds pretty hot, but what’s in store this time around?
I want to go sexy this year, because sexy looks better; sexy
sells,” Sorger states, adding last year’s calendar
was watered down in response to the controversy following the
All the models wear their own clothes; it’s what they
feel comfortable in, but it’s sexy,” Sorger says. “And
there’s different levels of sexy... we want to go very
sexy without crossing over into that line of trashy. We don’t
want to do a bikini one, we don’t want to do a ‘bikers
and babes’ calendar. That’s not the image we want.
The main goal of this calendar is to raise money for charity
and I think that gets lost a lot of times because of the controversial
nature of the calendar,” Sorger adds, noting all proceeds
from the sale of the calendars go toward the Canadian Aid Society.
What we’re looking for in the ideal model is someone
who is sexy and attractive, but also someone who is a humanitarian,
who likes charity,” Sorger says.
Tryouts for the calendar have been taking place
at the University Community Centre all week,
number of potential models
will be cut down for a meet-and-greet taking
weekend. Sorger projects by the middle of next
week, the top models
will have been selected. The calendars are
scheduled for completion by Nov. 24, at which
[The calendar] would make the ideal Christmas gift,” Sorger
Spoken like a true businessman.