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Photos: Sydney Spies and mother busted in party case mom calls "BS"

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In June, Durango's Sydney Spies, whose protests after her yearbook photo was deemed too sexy landed her on the Today show, made it clear she was ready for her close-up: She's featured in a Syfy Channel movie slated to air soon. But it's highly unlikely she expected the next photo of her to go viral would be a mug shot -- a result of a weekend party bust in which her mom, Miki Spies, was also arrested. Miki calls the incident "BS."

As we've reported, the Durango High School yearbook rejected the first photo Sydney submitted. Here's a look at that shot.

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The reported rationale? The image was nixed because it violated the school dress code, which calls for tops that "fully cover the chest, back, abdomen and sides of the student."

Due to this response, Spies turned in a second shot:

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This one was also a no-go, Miki told us several months back. In her words, "The editors said they wanted to maintain their award-winning status, and they felt it wasn't professional."

Miki didn't specify the third photo she submitted from a shoot posted online by the photography shop in question, Thru the Lens Fine Portraits; see more samples below. But she confirmed that it was another "model-type photo" -- one that she felt would only receive a thumbs-down if the yearbook editors were "scrutinizing it too much." And apparently they did, because they eventually opted for an image snapped for her ID card, over her objections. Here's a photo shared by Miki that shows the image as it appears on the yearbook page alongside other senior pics.

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When we spoke to Sydney in June, she recounted some online bullying she suffered in the wake of her sudden celebrity, as well as other encounters that led her to finish school early and skip the graduation ceremony. But the attention she received also gave her an opportunity to launch an acting career.

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Sydney and Miki on the Today show with Matt Lauer.
After one of her TV appearances, "the head of the Syfy network said he wanted me to be in a movie," Sydney told us. "So they got hold of me and my mom and flew me out to Louisiana" to play a part in a horror flick called Final Initiation -- although its Internet Movie Database listing uses the title American Horror House. "It was pretty short notice, but really fun."

Miki revealed that Sydney plays a sorority girl in the flick, which is tentatively slated to air on Halloween, adding that the producer was impressed with her skills, calling her "solid as an actor." But beyond pointing out that Final Initiation/American Horror House features the likes of Alessandra Torresani, of Caprica fame, and veteran bombshell Morgan Fairchild, Sydney kept other details to herself, including whether her character (dubbed "Missy" on the IMDB page) gets out of the movie alive. "All my friends are asking that," she said, laughing. "And I'm like, 'I'm sorry! I can't tell you.'"

Miki also said Sydney would be filming "an after-school type movie" over the summer, after which she planned to move to Los Angeles and attend acting school. But both of them were in Durango this past weekend, when local police came calling.

According to the Durango Herald, cops arrived at the Spies residence at around 11:20 p.m. on Sunday to find a party in progress, with a number of those consuming beer from a backyard keg and assorted liquor bottles allegedly underage. Some attendees reportedly jumped the back fence and fled.

Miki is said to have been on the scene, too, but police dubbed her uncooperative, saying she refused to identify herself and tried to "herd the crowd of partygoers into her house," the report maintains. The article adds: "Police attempted to detain her for questioning, but she 'broke into a full sprint for her front door,'" prompting a chase that ended inside the house, where she tried to slam her bedroom door in pursuing cops' faces.

As for Sydney, she's accused of attempted to prevent one officer from going into the house, pulling and tugging on others when they tried to cuff her, making an unsuccessful effort to escape from a police cruiser and "nearly" kicking a cop in the groin.

These alleged actions netted Sydney an obstructing-a-police-officer count, while Miki was busted on suspicion of contributing to the delinquency of a minor, obstructing a police officer and resisting arrest.

By the way, the Herald also reveals a previous Miki arrest on suspicion of trespassing, resisting arrest and obstructing a police officer. In June, she supposedly was making too much noise on a church playground early in the morning and then refused to leave. She's said to have cursed at officers and claimed that she was being hassled because she's a lesbian.

We've got calls in to both Sydney and Miki. When and if they get back to us, we'll update this post. But yesterday, Miki shared this statement on her Facebook page: "I just love being targeted. What a bunch of BS."

Here are the mug shots of Sydney and Miki, followed by pics from Sydney's famous photo gallery.

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Sydney Spies.

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Miki Spies.
Page down to see more photos from the Thru the Lens shoot.


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35 comments
gonnaliveup
gonnaliveup

The Spies' are smart and classy people. They did not do anything wrong.


ArmyRanger
ArmyRanger

My daddy always told me when dating a girl to look to the girls mother to see what she will look like after her youth is gone. If this is true, this girl had better cash in now because if her mothers looks are any indication of what her future holds, she will be barking before she hits 40. Woof.

Josh Bradley
Josh Bradley

I like the mug shots and the school ID pic (she's NOT that pretty even in the model shoots). The end of the article confirmed what I thought they must be like all along. I bet it would suck to be their neighbors lol. Not sure why Westword felt the need to recount every bit of the yearbook story just to get to the subject of the article title though. A short paragraph about how she had a photo issue with her yearbook would have sufficed and anyone who wasn't aware can simply google her name and get the full scoop. What exactly is the point of posting her attempted yearbook photos over and over? Advertising? She got a small part in a low budget SyFy channel movie out of this stunt. Let her do her own promoting now. Although it was funny to see what photo they ended up using in the yearbook :) Over half the article here is about the yearbook incident, not the party. Sorry to complain so much but come on...old news and you're just rewarding her for being a PITA.

Brie Lysek
Brie Lysek

I would agree with her if she WASN'T breaking the law

Muddy B. Rats
Muddy B. Rats

It sounds like a ho raising her daughter to be a ho, or future crackhead. That's not my idea of parenting. It's one thing if your underage kid and friends are drinking but NOT when you're the adult supplying them the alcohol or allowing it in your home. She needs to grow up and get a few clues - and perhaps a parenting class or two... unless a smack upside the head is legal!

Jordana Sturaro
Jordana Sturaro

The "BAAAWWW everyone's after poor little me!!!11" attitude doesn't fly when you're giving alcohol to teenagers. I did my fair share of underage partying back in the day, but you need to suck it up and be prepared for the consequences if you get caught.

my2cents
my2cents

and the hits with this girl just keep rolling..... wait, she is kinda getting ahead of herself if she is trying to be the next Lohan...lmao  dumbass, her and her pimp momma

tall_runner
tall_runner

Another example of "great parenting". Next up, Springer, the View, Celeb Rehab or some other waste of time inbred show.

 

RayT
RayT

Many of us are eagerly looking forward to meeting this bombshell of a young goddess at her future employment at the Penthouse Club.

Juan_Leg
Juan_Leg

And people ask me why I chose NOT to have children.....

This would be like reason # 63...

Lindsey Patrick-Elster
Lindsey Patrick-Elster

Isn't that the same thing they said when the girl wanted to post semi-nudes in her high school yearbook? Grow up and take some responsibility.

Chrissy Burgell
Chrissy Burgell

Please stop covering this local reality trash. It's not news.

Cassandra Tafoya
Cassandra Tafoya

I like how she claims she was "targeted." You have a party full of underage kids breaking the law and raising hell and the cops doing their job are "targeting" you? Pathetic.

SeizeTheDay
SeizeTheDay

Who would have thunk that the mom who found it acceptable for her daughter to dress and pose like she was trying out for Playboy for her yearbook photo, would be throwing alcohol-fueled parties for her underage daughter and her friends? Shocked, I tell you...I am shocked!!

Kris Custer
Kris Custer

Is this news? I am beginning to think Westword is no better than the Enquirer

Aaron Wells
Aaron Wells

"I'm white trash and i'm in trouble"

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

Submit her MugShot photo for future editions of her Yearbook.

 

tall_runner
tall_runner

 @Won_Leg

 Number 1 reason is because no one of the opposite sex wants you, #2 is...see #1

BackOffImStarving
BackOffImStarving topcommenter

 @coloradommjpatient I don't think the apex of their fame was altitudinous to begin with.  It'll be like going down the slide at Wash Park.

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