SEQUIM — She calls herself Amelia Talon, says she is a Peninsula College student and relaxes to video games.
This week, she bared all for Playboy.
Playboy spokeswoman Theresa Hennessey confirmed Monday that Talon was named Coed of the Week for May 19-25 on the magazine’s website.
An Amelia Talon has never been registered as a student at Peninsula College, administrative assistant Jan Isett said.
But in a phone interview Monday from Playboy’s Chicago headquarters, Hennessey confirmed that the woman — who describes herself on the magazine’s website as “destined for a career in business” and who gushes “I love, love, love video games” — is a student at the college.
“She probably used an alias, which a lot of models use,” Hennessey said.
“We just can’t give out her name.”
Hennessey said Talon was scouted by Playboy from photos appearing on modelmayhem.com.
On that website, Talon lists herself as 21 years old and says she is “very experienced” as a model.
A cropped version of one of Talon’s photos on modelmayhem.com appears on the Facebook page of Amelia Barth of Sequim.
She says on her Facebook page that she is a Sequim High School graduate, was in the Class of 2010 at Peninsula College and is engaged.
Barth/Talon did not return messages left on her Facebook, Twitter and Model Mayhem pages requesting comment.
High school records show that she is Amelia Marie Barth and graduated from Sequim High School in 2008.
In the profile that’s part of her Playboy feature, Talon said she is studying business and lists her school as Peninsula College.
“For a long time, I wanted to study video game design,” she said.
“I always thought about becoming a fashion designer, photographer, makeup artist, hairstylist and even psychologist and astronomer.
“But none of those are for me. I’m destined for a career in business.”
As for her penchant for playing video games, “I’d hate to turn what I love doing in my free time into a job,” she said.
“Video games would become a chore and not something I could relax to anymore.”
Her favorite games are “Zelda, “Silent Hill,” “Resident Evil” and “Pokemon.”
“One editor said she had that great college-girl look and would be a great college Coed of the Week feature,” Playboy’s Hennessey said.
Talon will get her first chance to appear on a Playboy printed page when she is featured in the magazine’s August-September 2011 lingerie issue, Hennessey said.
Hennessey said Playboy does not disclose modeling fees.
Sequim-Dungeness Valley Editor Jeff Chew contributed to this report.
Senior Staff Writer Paul Gottlieb can be reached at 360-417-3536 or at [email protected]