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Thursday, June 14, 2007

These grandmas are hot property

(Miss March, Dot Krol, poses for a calendar featuring mature women from the Southwestern Pennsylvania. Photo by Chris Grilli/Grilli's Studio)

Grandmas in Monongahela, Pa., are becoming a media sensation after making local headlines two weeks ago for dropping some of their clothes for charity.

“Tonight Show” host Jay Leno poked fun at them last night during his monologue, suggesting that people might want to donate to the cause, rather than look at their slightly naughty 2008 calendar.

Comcast TV’s “Retirement Living” has offered the “pinup girls” an all-expense trip to Washington, D.C., for a taping. That will have to wait because the models promised an exclusive national debut to ABC’s “Good Morning America.”

“Everyone wants us,” said Lorys Crisafulli, 80, who coerced 11 of her friends to pose and raise money for the financially strapped local historical society.

Even a Canadian pharmaceutical company has joined the fun, offering the girls a good price on Viagra.

“Everyone is laughing,” Crisafulli said.


(Former nightclub owner Be Be Bell Barantovich at her photoshoot for a calender featuring the spunky ladies, the youngest of whom is 68. Photo by Chris Grilli of Grilli's Studio)

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