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    The pretty faces of the Tucson 12 are more than just that


    Seanise Haskins

    The Tucson 12 crew has been revamped for the ‘12-’13 school year, offering some new faces to represent each month of Tucson’s favorite sports-themed calendars. It’s no surprise that each girl is stunning, as they’re advertised as some of the university’s smartest and hottest women.

    That said, it takes a little more than a beautiful face and a good physique to make it into this elite group. These women must offer more than just bikini bodies to make it through the tedious selection from hundreds of hopefuls who audition to become a part of the campus’ renowned dozen.

    Tucson 12 girls must have and maintain a minimum of a 3.0 grade point average, as well as be involved in community service and publicity events. Half of the group recently had an interview on the KFMA radio station where the host asked them to chug a beer during the interview. Two agreed, the other four declined due to having class post interview.

    These girls seem to have their priorities straight between publicity, partying and academics. Although they maintain good study habits, they hit more than just the books, and aren’t afraid to drink you under the table.

    If you visit the Tucson 12 site, you’re bombarded with their personal information, including hometown, major, favorite sport and many other fun facts about the dozen. Sophomore Seanise Haskins, a new member of the Tucson 12, says that she feels so blessed to be a member, and that this experience is “making” her future, directly inspiring her to declare a marketing major and giving her the opportunity to personally market herself along with a brand that she is proud to stand by.

    The Tucson 12 does keep it classy most of the time. At times the skin-to-clothes ratio has been called a little risque, but Haskins said that she would never do anything she was uncomfortable with. She said that she has never felt so comfortable in her own skin than she does now as a model and representative of the Tucson 12.

    Haskins did admit that she and the group are judged by some who do not understand what the Tucson 12 is all about, and sometimes creepy Facebook stalkers come along with the title.

    Regardless, she maintains that being one of the ‘elite’ dozen has been an amazing experience and said she is excited to continue to take advantage of the networking opportunities and anything else that being a T-12 girl has to offer.

    Follow us on Twitter @wildcatarts and follow Sophia @50ph1a_23n0.

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