950 ESPN's Mike Missanelli promoted the show on his increasingly popular afternoon show and some tasteful photos of the models were posted on the station's website, but after one round of voting, the plug was pulled.
Sources tell us that ESPN corporate intervened and was uncomfortable partnering with a Web site full of topless models, a regular advertiser on 950 AM. We reached GirlsofPhilly.com founder Kurt Laufer yesterday, who said, "People are such frickin' prudes. I'm pissed that I wasted two days of my life organizing this promotion. I'm sure their webmaster is upset, too, as he must have dedicated major time to setting up all the brackets."
The radio station did not return a request for comment.
Included here are photos of Jessica, our biggest fan Brianna Frost, Sparkles, and Shannon from the site. They are the four No. 1 seeds selected by Girls of Philly who were favored to win Battle of the Babes.
Elsewhere on Girls of Philly, is a new layout of Havertown's Jen Toof, aka Toastee, from VH1's "Flavor of Love 2" and "I Love Money." Our condolences to Toof, who is grieving the loss of her former boyfriend and longtime best friend, Joe Verzella.