Michelle Manhart (born 1976) is a former United States Air Force Military Training Instructor based at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas, holding the rank of Staff Sergeant. In January 2007 she was relieved of duty and placed under investigation for posing nude in Playboy magazine. She has since been demoted to Senior Airman, a move which caused her to resign from the Air Force.
Manhart, a California native, joined the Air Force in 1994, and is married with two children. When her husband was assigned to Waterloo, Iowa as an Air Force recruiter, she transferred to the Iowa Air National Guard. After the September 11, 2001 attacks she was recalled to active duty, and spent time deployed to Kuwait in 2002.
She was photographed for Playboy's February 2007 issue in uniform, partially clothed and completely nude. According to the Air Force, such actions do not meet standards of integrity.
She is a part-time columnist for Canadian news site, Orato, where she is known as 'The Naked Reporter'.
1 Precedent and disciplinary action
2 Modeling career
3 See also
6 External links
 Precedent and disciplinary action
According to Playboy spokeswoman Theresa Hennessey, two other active-duty servicewomen (both from the United States Navy) appeared in Playboy, Lieutenant Frederica Spilman in the June 1998 issue and IT2 Sherry Lynne White in the September 2000 issue. (White was discharged a few months prior to the end of her enlistment, Spilman was honorably discharged.) Seven women were featured in a "Women of the Armed Forces" pictorial in the April 1980 issue.
 Modeling career
In addition to Playboy's February 2007 issue, Manhart has appeared on the covers of Playboy Mexico, Japan and Western Europe and was recently announced the new International Spokes Model for the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals’ “I’d Rather Go Naked than Wear Fur” campaign. She is also on the cover of a 2008 pin-up style calendar, published by Operation Calendar, featuring models in body paint.
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