Too Sexy For Southwest Airlines Woman Poses Nude

Too sexy for Southwest Airlines, Kyla Ebbert is a perfect fit for Playboy.

“Kyla Ebbert appears in a series of pictures — some in lingerie, some nude — under the heading, “Legs in the Air.”

“They’re very tastefully done,” Ebbert told The Associated Press on Thursday. “I don’t see anything wrong with the female body.”

Kyla, honey, we love you.

[AP] (Thanks, Dave!)

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  1. Jaysyn was banned for: http://consumerist.com/5032912/the-subprime-meltdown-will-be-nothing-compared-to-the-prime-meltdown#c7042646 says:

    Way to make the most of your 15 minutes of fame!

  2. Illusio26 says:

    I am completely shocked to hear this. I never thought a wholesome woman like this would exploit herself in such a way.

    /sarcasm

  3. DashTheHand says:

    And its come full circle from “dressed like a whore,” to posing nude like a whore. What an attention….whore.

  4. homerjay says:

    I’m– too sexy for this flight– too sexy for this flight– so sexy I might… just pose naked in Playboy.

  5. l951b951 says:

    I am certain this was her goal all along. If it really mortified her so much, she wouldn’t have worn the outfit on every major news station.

  6. boxjockey68 says:

    @DashTheHand: Hilarious! I agree.

  7. savvy999 says:

    LOL If you look at the name of the image that Meg used for the banner…

    “…/assets/resources/2007/11/tasteful.jpg

    As if! Subtly hilarious.

  8. TexasScout says:

    This thread is worthless without pics!!!!

  9. timmus says:

    Slow news day I guess.

  10. Jaysyn was banned for: http://consumerist.com/5032912/the-subprime-meltdown-will-be-nothing-compared-to-the-prime-meltdown#c7042646 says:

    @DashTheHand:

    I’m so sick of mysogynisic comments like this.

  11. Andronicus1717 says:

    Now who didn’t see this one coming?

  12. arby says:

    @Jaysyn: Real feminists know how to spell “misogynistic.”

  13. matt1978 says:

    @Jaysyn: HA HA! Get a spellchecker, maroon.

  14. Paul D says:

    @DashTheHand:

    Misogynistic much?

  15. AstroPig7 says:

    I guess it doesn’t matter that she’s not particularly attractive.

  16. “Legs in the air” /= “tastefully done”

  17. DashTheHand says:

    The fact of the matter is that shes just another butterface Cali blonde with a boob job that would be posing in something like Hustler or Penthouse or Girls Gone Wild: Random Blonde Sluts if she would have posed at all had it not been for the whole media circus around her getting kicked off the plane. She is an attention whore plain and simple and this is simply her follow-up proving that she doesn’t give a shit about “decency” because bam, there she is posing nude for money only because of her brief media attention.

  18. NefariousNewt says:

    Hmmmmmm… from Southwest to the Consumerist to Playboy… I smell a reality show!

  19. ry81984 says:

    Nice.

  20. JanetCarol says:

    whatever – good for her!

  21. chartrule says:

    LOL

    that’s funny

    does she wear the outfit that got her kicked off the flight on the site ?

  22. vanilla-fro says:

    @Jaysyn: then stop reading them.

    I’m with dashthehand, she is a complete attention whore. The only smart one in this entire situation is the Hef, he can only win in this case. Sure she has some extra scratch now, but a nude photo of her is now out there forever. “Well little Jimmy, mommy sort of needed quick cash and she was kicked off this plane….”

    The girl is an attention whore that much is true.

  23. VicMatson says:

    I wonder what the split was between the stewardess and Kyla was? Southwest Airlines has no dress code except shirt and shoes.

  24. homerjay says:

    There’s nothing misogynistic about Dash’s comment. You find it perfectly acceptable that a woman like this would spread herself out there naked for money? Kids, thats a whore. She’s a whore. You don’t have to fuck to be a whore. Feminists, you’re throwing stones at the wrong person.

  25. Simpoleca says:

    I would not kick her out of bed for eating crackers. Now… where is my pastrami on rye..

  26. ancientsociety says:

    Wow, I love how everyone here is calling her a “whore” for posing nude…for money!!!

    “OMFG, the NERVE of this woman to actually make a quick buck with her nice body. What a slut/whore/etc.! We should all be outraged!”

    Never mind that I can imagine at least half of you making such comments are also porn aficianados. The hypocrites are out in force today on Consumerist.

    I do agree that this probably isn’t a smart move for her to make in light of what happened but the point is it’s HER CHOICE. Banking on her fame doesn’t make her a whore. I’m sure every single one of us here, if we had the option, would do something to personally reward ourselves.

    People in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones.

  27. goller321 says:

    I find it rather amusing that the geeks that can’t get a girl that looks like this cast such dispersions. Homerjay’s and dashthehands’ comments are extremely hypocritical since they probably will be the first two to sit naked in front of their computer looking at these pictures and fantasizing that they could have someone like her.

    I don’t see the connection between an extremely wrong move on the airlines part and her making the best of the situation and posing for Playboy. She’s not really my type (she does however have that Barbie fake look Hef seems to love so much) but it is still her legal right to do so.

  28. csdiego says:

    *shrug* It’s not the first time a woman has posed naked.

    All you woman-haters calling her a whore, you’d better not look at any of those pictures then. Or do you enjoy exposing yourself to filth?

  29. Jaysyn was banned for: http://consumerist.com/5032912/the-subprime-meltdown-will-be-nothing-compared-to-the-prime-meltdown#c7042646 says:

    @homerjay: Yes, just because it isn’t within your obviously limited worldview of what is right & wrong doesn’t mean she has compromised *her* principles. Nearly every attractive female I know would jump at the chance to model for Playboy.

  30. IrisMR says:

    Hahaha, it’s just like Playboy to take back such a story.

    You go girl!

    And you kids that go “oh my god she’s a whore!”, just shut up. You’re probably the kind of person that gets attracted to another fellow human being with just the beauty of their minds huh? Oh, of course. Hypocrites.

  31. Elijah-M says:

    To echo DashTheHand, Homerjay, Vanilla-Fro, et al.: I too am outraged (OUTRAGED!) that this woman is engaging in free market capitalism in a way that offends puritanical sensibilities. Sensibilities that can only be based on a well thought-out and non-hypocritical world view.

    For shame!

  32. dwarf74 says:

    In her shoes I would have done exactly the same thing. It’s a good chance to make money off an unfortunate event. Say what you will, she’ll be forgotten in 6 months whether or not she posed for Playboy. This way, she can at least milk her 15 minutes of fame for all it’s worth.

  33. LionelEHutz says:

    1-1 odds the ones calling this woman a whore will be buying a copy of the issue to replace their worn out copy of Glamour.

  34. arby says:

    @goller321: First off, it’s “aspersions.” Second off, calling someone a whore and then watching porn is not hypocrisy; calling someone a whore and then selling yourself would be. Kyla Ebbert made an enormous stink about being humiliated in public for the outfit she was wearing, then went and posed in front of a much larger audience in much less clothing. She has a right to dress how she wants, and other people have a right to think she’s selling herself.

  35. @l951b951: She never said she was mortified by her outfit. She was mortified by how she was treated by the Southwest employee.

  36. Jasmo says:

    Whatever you decide to label her, she’s got more balls that any of you name-callers lurking around here eager to pass judgment.

  37. Mr. Gunn says:

    I’m just surprised it took this long. She should have come out with it when people still remembered who she was.

  38. MYarms says:

    I’ve read all of the comments so far and ummm yeah I think she is kind of an attention whore. She could have just taken the high road and washed her hands clean of this ridiculous waste of time. However from now until the end of her life she will be known as THAT chick, you know the one who got booted off the plane then made the most of her 15 minutes by posing in playboy.

  39. synergy says:

    I like how the assumption is that if you say she’s a whore, you’re probably a porn lover. Nice.

    When there’s as much money and number of models in being male and posing naked, then there won’t be anything wrong with it. In the meantime it just sells as much because there’s the perception of it being “dirty.”

  40. BugMeNot2 says:

    where are the pics

  41. noquarter says:

    @homerjay: “You don’t have to fuck to be a whore

    Actually, you do. It’s sort of the definition of the word.

    I guess what you meant to say is that a woman doesn’t have to fuck in order for you to think that she’s a whore – which is a very different statement.

    And why do you use the word “whore” as if it’s an insult? I think the frame of mind that you’re displaying here is much more insultingly offensive than the “use my body to make money” mindset that Ms. Ebbert appears to have.

  42. InThrees says:

    What we really need is a bunch of politicians to do our thinking for us and outlaw this sort of thing.

    1. Woman voluntarily poses for magazine.
    2. Magazine voluntarily pays her money.
    3. Market voluntarily pays for issue.

    That is just ALL KINDS of wrong.

  43. Skiffer says:

    whore (hôr, hōr) Pronunciation Key
    n.

    1. A prostitute.
    2. A person considered sexually promiscuous.
    3. A person considered as having compromised principles for personal gain.

  44. @Skiffer: That assumes she holds some principal against nudity.

  45. valthun says:

    Of coarse she was embarrassed, she got called out because the flight attendants didn’t want to look at her crotch for the entire flight, and she was asked to cover up or not fly.

    She is an attention whore, because she made a big media stink about it. In the end the airline made an apology for something that they had a right to do. It’s funny how businesses show signs about how they have the right to refuse service. But when they do refuse service they get thrown down the media black hole.

    Posing for Playboy is just another tick on the box of being an attention whore. No one said she was embarrassed about what she wore. If she was, she probably would have never purchased it.

    For all those men and women that think she had every right to wear something that showed her crotch to the world, what would be your response if a mans junk was exposed when he sat down? Would you agree with him being asked to cover up? Would you also be on his side when the media started to carry his story because he was embarrassed over the situation?

  46. Consumerist Moderator - ACAMBRAS says:

    @christoj879:

    You know that line that one shouldn’t cross? Look behind you.

    Dial it back a notch.

  47. Hoss says:

    We aren’t surprised that she did this, are we? Count me are surprised that Playboy was interested. I’m guessing Playboy couldn’t pass on a great caption like Legs in the Air

    But some posters here could make a more powerful point without calling other posters nasty names.

  48. noquarter says:

    @Consumerist Moderator – ACAMBRAS: I thought christoj879′s post was a brilliant commentary on all the other people here who are expressing the same sort of anger and jealousy toward Ms. Ebbert as he did, except using phrases that are more socially acceptable, such as “posing nude like a whore”.

  49. noquarter says:

    @Skiffer: “ 3. A person considered as having compromised principles for personal gain.

    That means that a person compromised their own principles for personal gain, not that they compromised yours.

    Perhaps I should have addressed these comments by HomerJay instead:
    You find it perfectly acceptable that a woman like this would spread herself out there naked for money?
    Yes.
    Kids, thats a whore
    No, it’s not.

  50. UpsetPanda says:

    @Consumerist Moderator – ACAMBRAS: Did you take out christoj879′s comment? If so, whatever he/she said, thanks.

    What she wore on the plane wasn’t too bad, until you got to the skirt. The skirt just pushed it too far, and I get why southwest told her to cover up. It’s kind of sad that she’s posing in Playboy, but the same could be said (I guess) for any number of the actresses who are displayed in Maxim. Just cause they have day jobs, doesn’t exactly make their pictorials any better, right?

  51. Consumerist Moderator - ACAMBRAS says:

    @noquarter:

    Except no one else’s post involved mention of a baseball bat.

  52. Skiffer says:

    @noquarter: I was just responding to your quip that:

    @homerjay: “”You don’t have to fuck to be a whore”

    Actually, you do. It’s sort of the definition of the word.

    Not saying that she compromised her own principles.

    I actually like the Southpark definition, along the lines of “a whore is anyone that does something that anyone else can do (i.e., no skill involved), except for money.”

    (In the episode where Kenny does all types of Jackass “I dare you…” stunts for money)

  53. darkened says:

    Pics or it didn’t happen.

  54. smartwatermelon says:

    This is what makes America great.

  55. hexychick says:

    Well now all of us can see what she had already exposed to the people on the plane that got her kicked off. Way to milk that 15 minutes of fame.

  56. Consumerist Moderator - ACAMBRAS says:

    @CaffeinatedSquint:

    Not sure what you mean — are you thanking christoj879 for the original comment, or thanking me for removing it?

  57. mconfoy says:

    @DashTheHand: Posing nude does not make you a whore, or an attention whore. However posting on here claiming it does may mean your jealous of her attention and therefore could mean that you are.

  58. mconfoy says:

    @vanilla-fro: So there is a nude photo? So what? My kids have seen my wife and me nude. So what? I’ll be taking them to Orient Beach in St. Martin too so that they don’t have hang ups like you and others clearly have and therefore seek attention on here like a …

  59. mconfoy says:

    @Skiffer: and you know she compromised her principals how?

  60. mconfoy says:

    @CaffeinatedSquint: Guess you were offended by Janet Jackson’s boob on the Super Bowl like Michael Powell says he was watching with his family? Got to love these puritans.

  61. mconfoy says:

    @valthun: I could care less who shows what. Your puritanical opinions as to who is a whore just shows that you can not handle the human body just like most Americans. Another sign of why the European way is the healthier way.

  62. dlab says:

    @homerjay, dashthehand, vanillafro:

    You have as much reason to call her a whore as I have to say the same thing about your mom. Seriously, what’s so wrong with this? Are you all just jealous that nobody has offered you “slightly under 6 figures” to take your clothes off for a magazine? Maybe “whore” is just what you guys call girls that wouldn’t ever date you. I agree with Noquarter that you three are much more offensive than anything that Playboy could ever publish.

    @skiffer:

    Since when is being naked a sign of “compromised principles”? So we are all born with “compromised principles”?

  63. CrazyRedd says:

    Where are the ‘Why is this on Consumerist?’ posts? Jezebel, sure but here?

  64. @CrazyRedd: I’m thinking more fleshbot..

  65. Hoss says:

    Can’t everyone save the fighting and name calling for Thanksgiving?

  66. TheBigLewinski says:

    Oh boy, she is such a But-er-face skank, just like her mom. Anyone remeber the panty shot when she was on the morning show with Matt?

  67. vanilla-fro says:

    @mconfoy: I mean if and when the kids friends find the pictures. My kids see me and the wife naked too. Their friends never will.

    I just would have never wanted to be faced with my friends finding naked pics of my mom and these days those photos spread much further much faster.

  68. Consumerist Moderator - ACAMBRAS says:

    @Hossofcourse:

    LOL — Awesome. :-)

  69. UpsetPanda says:

    @mconfoy: I didn’t actually care about the Janet Jackson boob. Whether it was accidental or not, I didn’t care. Actually, I was a little surprised because the game was being broadcast in my college basketball arena, and it was more like a 3 foot boob, so everyone around me was a little shocked too, but that’s beside the point. I think people can do whatever they want, whether they think it’s right is their business, as long as it’s legal. What I think is right or wrong does not affect what they feel about themselves or about something. I’m not puritanical, I’m simply saying that I think she likes attention, and the kind that she is getting is not the “I’ve got a good personality” kind of attention.

    In an ideal world, guys and gals who aren’t all Brad Pitts and Angelina Jolies would be able to get dates easily, because perhaps they have good personalities, or a good sense of humor. In THIS world, not so much. A lot of times, girls don’t get much of a look past what they look like. The geek stereotype can swing both ways, so I guess it’s something of a peeve when a girl (even if she is pretty) might have a lot more to offer than just looks, but that’s not what she gets attention for. Guess I’m just being puritanical for believing that women and men have more than just good looks.

  70. UpsetPanda says:

    @Hossofcourse: We would, but Christmas creep came in August, so Thanksgiving pie throwing comes early too.

  71. vanilla-fro says:

    @dlab: to be clear, I don’t think the girl is an actual whore. I really don’t have an issue with playboy or porn itself, I just truly wonder if these girls think about the possible issues they may face later because of their choices. Hell at least it was just playboy, rather than hustler.

    I did call her an attention whore and perhaps I should have just said she “she sure loves attention”. I thought the same of her prior to any playboy talk.

  72. tcabeen says:

    I love happy endings.

    (Sorry, I couldn’t resist)
    (And I’m not actually sorry)

  73. Dr.Ph0bius says:

    “They’re very tastefully done,” Ebbert told The Associated Press

    Damn… well, I dont want to see them anymore.

  74. StevieD says:

    Even my momma predicted that the airline trashwhore would endup stripping for a skin magazine.

  75. blingo says:

    check out this xample of good follow-up marketing:

    [www.nancarrow-webdesk.com]

    Richard Branson welcomes Ebbert on SFO’s first Virgin to Vegas flight.

  76. Elviswasntmyhero says:

    The whole concept behind Hooters is one of objectifying women. “Good food, cold beer and pretty girls never go out of style,” said Robert H. Brooks, the late owner of the restaurant chain in 2003.

    (In other words:

    *take one part over-priced/bland American cuisine

    *mix in decor reminiscent of Porky’s nightclub (tip of the hat to Chuck Mitchell in a star-defining role)

    *and throw in a bevy of nubile girls in hot pants for good measure.)

    So news that this (medically well-endowed) woman would be predisposed to spreading her legs before the door mercifully closes on her 15 minutes of pseudo-fame is like moss growing on a tree. That is to say, it’s not (in the least bit surprising) news.

  77. consumer_999 says:

    Sigh, couldn’t see this coming.

  78. mconfoy says:

    @StevieD: i’m sure she did, you know what they say.

  79. shades_of_blue says:

    I can’t believe Playboy choose this girl for their mag. I could see Maxim/Stuff, Hustler or Penthouse, but Playboy? I thought Playboy was about picking classy women, women who presented a positive image on socity and the human body. This attention whore is not worthy of gracing the covers of Playboy. There are women who dream of an achievement like that, that are rejected because of a slight imperfection and now it’s meaningless because Playboy just dropped the bar.

  80. shades_of_blue says:

    And for the record I’ve never purchased a porn magazine. That’s what the internet is for.

  81. I actually like the Southpark definition, along the lines of “a whore is anyone that does something that anyone else can do (i.e., no skill involved), except for money.”

    @Skiffer: But by that definition janitors and fast food employees are whores. That doesn’t make sense.

    I thought Playboy was about picking classy women, women who presented a positive image on socity and the human body…
    There are women…that are rejected because of a slight imperfection…

    @shades_of_blue: Something about that seems contradictory.

    I guess I just don’t see how going on a few television shows makes her such a horrible person.

  82. shades_of_blue says:

    The point is that she does not meet the high standards of Playpoy magazine, or are you going to argue that a women of high moral value would never pose nude? Because if you are, you’re the one on a high horse.

    I’m merely stating that a breast augmented women with no talent, in her 20s, with the face of a 40 year old has no right to appear in that magazine. Playboy is about high society and class. That is their image and she does not fit. A classy women would not publicly wear a mini so short that her cuchie is visible.

    You’re welcome to disagree, but by selling out Playboy has lowered their standards to more hardcore pornographic magazines such as Hustler. I personally know mothers who have purchased subscriptions for their teenage sons. They did so because they saw it as a tasteful alternative to hardcore publications and the more risqué web run porn sites.

    If by chance someone from Playboy publications read this, I would hope they seriously weigh my opinion before they further degrade their public image.

  83. therealhomerjaysimpson says:

    How is this even remotely considered consumer news?

  84. JAYEONE says:

    @therealhomerjaysimpson: I’ve been wondering that myself.

  85. vaxman says:

    I like when women pose nude. They are not whores, simply more adventurous than the rest of you. VIV LE NUDITY!!!

    P.S. Goto Europe and find out that north america is full of prudes, who have nothing better to do than complain about some woman who has the balls to show that she ain’t got no balls :P