Earlier this year, Durango High student Sydney Spies
's protest over her yearbook's rejection of two sexy photos landed her on the Today show
. Afterward, Miki Spies, her mom, told us Sydney had submitted a third photo
, but that, too, was nixed in favor of the her school ID pic
-- see how it looks in comparison with the rejected shots below. Given the passage of time, Spies is philosophical about the results -- and excited about TV and film opportunities that came to her in the wake of the controversy.