Former U students pose for Playboy

by Mark Baumgarten

Joe Senser’s Bar and Grill in Bloomington provided a warm refuge from Minnesota’s first snowfall to a packed house of men of all ages Monday night.
The attraction: former University students Nicole, Jaclyn and Erica Dahm. The newly famous triplets fielded questions and signed autographs to promote their appearance as playmates in the December issue of Playboy Magazine.
“We are very proud,” said Nicole Dahm while signing a copy of the magazine. “Only 12 girls are playmates each year.”
Their parents share their pride. “Our parents couldn’t be any more supportive,” chimed the three playmates. “Our father actually showed us the ad for the ‘Girls of the Big Ten’ last year.”
Their father’s suggestion landed them a feature in October 1997’s “Girls of the Big Ten” issue with other University women.
“After the shoot last summer, Playboy had us do a test shoot,” said Jaclyn Dahm. “A year later we were shooting as playmates.”
“I can’t recall when we’ve had a girl from any of the college issues become a playmate,” said Larry Djerf, Playboy vice president of retail marketing.
As playmates, the Dahm triplets will tour from New York to Los Angeles promoting the magazine.
“It’s very similar to what I go through,” said Minnesota Vikings offensive tackle Corey Stringer. “But I don’t think anybody is here to look at me.”
Stringer was another guest to take the stage and answer questions from the crowd.
“It makes you feel like you’re a part of what they do,” said Wayzata resident David Olson.
The triplets will be making crowds feel like a part of their experience for the next couple days in the Twin Cities with signings and photo shoots, Djerf said. They will start full-time promotional work for Playboy after the tour.
While the Dahms no longer attend the University, said Djerf, they are currently employed by Playboy as full-time models.
“We’re just putting school on hold for right now,” said Nicole Dahm. “We’ll see how things go, and then maybe we’ll come back.”
“If we go back to school, we will definitely come back to Minnesota,” said Erica Dahm. “We still love the U.”