EDITORS at Jane magazine had to cancel a “Guide to Boobs” after asking female colleagues to anonymously bare their breasts for photographers, but then carelessly divulging their identities in a mass e-mail.
After the names of the faceless models got out, red-faced Jane editrix Brandon Holley not only canceled the nudie shoot, she killed the story as well.
The mammary maelstrom began when Jane’s booking editor, Heather Catania, sent an e-mail to female magazine and newspaper editors and reporters in the New York area. “I’m casting 50 pairs of breasts for Jane’s ‘Guide to Boobs,’ ” she cheekily wrote. “I am looking for 50 girls who are [willing] to get topless. All colors, shapes, and sizes please! You MUST agree to have your naked breasts photographed. You will be shot from the neck down and will not be identified.”
Catania added that participants would be asked to “tell us in one sentence something about your boobs (why you love them, why you hate them, etc.)” and would receive $50 - “enough to buy a very nice new bra.”
But the 53 women who agreed to whip off their tops at the NoHo Studio this weekend got a surprise on Wednesday. A clueless Jane staffer sent out a call sheet to the participants that listed all their names. That made Holley rush out an apology to all 53, telling them they’d been outed, according to Women’s Wear Daily. Gawker reported the list included “more than a few Cond