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Cynthia Albritton: The groupie who sizes up rock stars

For four decades, Albritton has been making the rounds backstage, convincing rock stars to let her make plaster molds of their private parts.

Cynthia Albritton is the reigning queen of rock groupies, said Dave Hoekstra in the Chicago Sun-Times. For four decades, Albritton, better known as Cynthia Plaster Caster, has been making the rounds backstage, convincing rock stars to let her make plaster molds of their private parts. “It began as a ploy to get in the hotel room and laid,” she bluntly admits. She started with Jimi Hendrix in 1968. “He was kind of stoned and mellow,’’ Albritton says. “He said he heard about us somewhere in the cosmos.” Now 63, she’s a “recovering groupie,” but she’s still in the casting business, despite the growing reluctance of stars to oblige. “People used to be more willing to do this because the sexual revolution was happening,” she says. “You had a social obligation to try things just for the sake of telling your friends. But sexual freedom isn’t as intense as it was.”

These days, she spends much of her time traveling to give talks on her hobby, often with her molds in tow. “I call them my ‘sweet babies,’” she says. “Security just looks and laughs. They never ask questions.” She never told her parents about her hobby. “I was tempted to tell [my mother] on her deathbed two years ago, but I thought otherwise. It wouldn’t have made her happy.”

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