Topless teacher on Penthouse website

Sunday News 25/10/2009

A primary school teacher who appeared naked on Australian Penthouse’s website is being investigated by the New Zealand Teachers Council. Rachel Whitwell, girlfriend of pornographer Steve Crow, is featured in six saucy photos, including two totally nude shots and two topless poses. The 27-year-old boasts of what she does for a living and that she is from New Zealand in the “New Aussie Babes” section. “I am a 26-year-old single school teacher from New Zealand that would love to get into modelling,” Whitwell, who uses the nickname Lexy, is quoted as saying. “I’ve written erotic stories for an R-rated magazine and run my own pole dancing studio.”

Families (sic) First’s Bob McCoskrie said the images were “not a good look”. “Teachers are role models and having a teacher linked with Penthouse is taking things too far,” McCoskrie said. “This is something the teachers council should be having a very hard look at.”