Lily Cole drops modelling for student life

Lily Cole swaps catwalks for Cambridge

Lily Cole has swapped the catwalks for college this week, as she embarks on her first term at Cambridge University.

Just a week after being unveiled as the cover girl of the latest French Playboy, Parisian style was clearly on the model’s mind, as she arrived at the King’s College swearing-in ceremony wearing a beret and classic beige mac.

The cover has proven a controversial move for the model, who defended her decision to pose nude, saying, ‘Nudity has always existed in art, and I think that, given the right conditions, it doesn’t necessarily ‘debase’ any more than it celebrates or represents the human body.’

The 20-year-old will start a three-year history of art degree at the prestigious college this week. She deferred her place for two years to concentrate on modelling, which she plans to still pursue between studying.

SEE LILY COLE’S PLAYBOY COVER HERE

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