Yearbook photo takes teen to the ‘Today Show’

Yearbook photo takes teen to the ‘Today Show’

Racy portrait garners Sydney Spies a segment on long-running morning show
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After searching for Sydney Spies’ name on the Internet on Monday at the Steaming Bean Coffee Co., Kristy Alderton, 23, left; Nate Blancy, 22, second from left; Amy Brothers, 25, third from left; and Nicole Brothers, 19, are surprised at how many sites were following the dispute about Spies’ senior yearbook photo.
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This screen capture from The Durango Herald website shows Spies being interviewed Monday on NBC’s “Today Show.”
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Miki Spies, mother of Durango High School senior Sydney Spies, provided this photo of Sydney Spies taken by Thru the Lens Photography. The photo was rejected by student editors of the Durango High School yearbook for use as Sydney Spies’ senior portrait.
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Thru the Lens photographer Benjamin Martinez, talks Monday in the store about his photo shoot with Sydney Spies. Martinez says if he had been asked, he would have recommended the Durango High School senior use a different photo for her senior portrait.

Yearbook photo takes teen to the ‘Today Show’

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After searching for Sydney Spies’ name on the Internet on Monday at the Steaming Bean Coffee Co., Kristy Alderton, 23, left; Nate Blancy, 22, second from left; Amy Brothers, 25, third from left; and Nicole Brothers, 19, are surprised at how many sites were following the dispute about Spies’ senior yearbook photo.
This screen capture from The Durango Herald website shows Spies being interviewed Monday on NBC’s “Today Show.”
Miki Spies, mother of Durango High School senior Sydney Spies, provided this photo of Sydney Spies taken by Thru the Lens Photography. The photo was rejected by student editors of the Durango High School yearbook for use as Sydney Spies’ senior portrait.
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Thru the Lens photographer Benjamin Martinez, talks Monday in the store about his photo shoot with Sydney Spies. Martinez says if he had been asked, he would have recommended the Durango High School senior use a different photo for her senior portrait.
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